Agriculture

Jun 26, 2017
Botswana beef could be banned from the lucrative European Union market again - two independent veterinary bodies have warned. The Botswana Veterinary Surgeons Council and the Botswana Veterinary Association have…
Jun 16, 2017
Grain deliveries to the Grain Marketing Board for the 2016/17 farming season have doubled to 60,000 tonnes compared to the corresponding period, an official told The Source on Thursday. Farmers…
Jun 12, 2017
Madagascar is a crucial diversity hot spot for palm tree species. 98% of the currently 204 known species do not occur anywhere else. This high diversity is because the island…
Jun 09, 2017
South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said. The Department of…
Jun 03, 2017
West African neighbours Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's top cocoa producers, are to set up a joint industry body, according to a document to be signed by the heads…
Jun 01, 2017
Booming demand for macadamias is transforming farmland in eastern South Africa, as landowners switch focus from bananas and sugarcane to the creamy nuts used in sweet treats from ice cream…
May 30, 2017
The Dangote Group has disclosed that it will be investing $1 billion on rice cultivation in five states to boost food self-sufficiency. A director of the Group, Tunde Mabogunje, gave…
May 29, 2017
Efforts by the federal government to boost rice production in the country and discourage importation completely is yielding positive results as the nation’s annual rice production has increased to 5.7…
May 24, 2017
Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but often dispossessing people and exploiting workers. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African…
May 13, 2017
Zambia's smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations…
May 11, 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) has held capacity training for some selected farmers and agricultural extension agencies on the…
May 10, 2017
Recent media reports of an avocado shortage have hipsters and foodies horrified the world over. Prices are at a record high as a result of a classic supply and demand…
May 07, 2017
Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s largest cocoa producers, said they will work together to derive more value from growing beans after a slump in prices hurt their economies. The…
May 05, 2017
Experts have credited South Africa with having all the major ingredients to produce food that can feed the rest of the continent and other parts of the world. Bosparadys Farm…

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