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Agriculture

Feb 19, 2017
Kenya has approved the import of 5 million bags, or 450,000 metric tons, of yellow corn from Ukraine as a drought slashes its own output of the grain.  The imports,…
Feb 15, 2017
Tanzania is rich in exciting wildlife that has helped make it a thriving tourist destination. But some of its less photogenic species could also play an important role in the…
Feb 13, 2017
A combination of native African armyworms and Fall armyworms from the Americas are ravaging staple crops across southern Africa. If uncontrolled, they have the potential to cause major food shortages.…
Feb 07, 2017
The strain of avian influenza detected in wild and domestic birds in Uganda recently is the same virus that has spread through Asia and Europe over the past four months.…
Feb 05, 2017
Kenya may lift the import ban imposed on Uganda chicken and eggs in the next one week, after experts from the two countries met to assess the measures taken against…
Feb 02, 2017
Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource. In their natural state they provide a range of eco-system services. They regulate water flows, store…
Jan 25, 2017
Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it? New research reveals…
Jan 23, 2017
Kenya plans to import maize from Mexico to ease the current supply shortage that has seen the price of flour hit a five-year high, making it the first time in…
Jan 23, 2017
Large multi-national companies are looking to invest in the country’s agricultural sector, but there are a number of challenges standing in their way, especially land acquisition bottlenecks Andrew Skipper, Partner…
Jan 20, 2017
The Nana Akufo Addo’s government, the thebftonline.com has learnt will train unemployed graduates from all agricultural colleges of education as extension officers to help governments aim of reviving the agricultural…
Dec 16, 2016
The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) has signed a Sh150 million agreement with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to automate tea trading at the Mombasa weekly auction.             …
Dec 16, 2016
Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive population growth are the four factors that will determine the shape of Africa over the next century.Drought tolerant beans in…
Dec 16, 2016
Africa’s agricultural productivity has long lagged behind the rest of the world. Crop yields grew across Asia from 1960 onwards, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty, but stagnated in…
Dec 16, 2016
Pork is one of the cheaper protein sources that can contribute towards food security in Africa. Pigs are omnivores, and as such are ideally suited to convert non human edible…

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