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Agriculture

Sep 22, 2016
A Zimbabwean white farmer has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after refusing to comply with a directive to move out of his farm at the height of the…
Sep 21, 2016
Around 6.7 million people depend directly on small-scale fisheries in West Africa. In the past, fisheries were an appealing refuge. But the sector is beset with challenges including over-fishing and,…
Sep 18, 2016
Bamboo tree is fast changing the economic status of farmers in western Kenya's Vihiga County. Bamboo tree Victor Shiribwa, a former head of transport and logistics at a company in…
Sep 16, 2016
Zimbabwe on Thursday received rice from China to help alleviate hunger after a drought that has left up to 4 million Zimbabweans in need of food aid. Chinese Ambassador to…
Sep 13, 2016
Ivory Coast’s cocoa marketing board has given exporters six days to supply documentation for export contracts, including proof of a counterparty, or they will be cancelled and resold, the Coffee…
Sep 09, 2016
Major development partners, firms and African leaders have pledged to provide more than $60 billion in an effort to transform Africa's agriculture from subsistence farming to agribusiness in the next…
Sep 06, 2016
The Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), a leading rubber producer in the country’s commodities sector has expressed wary of the menace caused by the activities of illegal miners as the…
Sep 05, 2016
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL) has flagged-off the farm to market scheme of transporting livestock from Gusau, Zamfara State to Lagos by train. The scheme is…
Sep 02, 2016
Prospects for Cote d'Ivoire output in 2016-17 "look much more favourable", the International Cocoa Organization said, even as it slashed the country's hopes for the current season, driving world deficit…
Aug 30, 2016
In 2009, many dairy farmers incurred huge losses due to an unprecedented milk glut. In 2009, many dairy farmers incurred huge losses due to an unprecedented milk glut. Processors were…
Aug 28, 2016
A Singapore- based investment organisation, Ashdene Associates Nigeria, has signed an agreement with the Akwa Ibom State Government on agricultural development, infrastructural expansion and consolidation worth about $100 million investment.…
Aug 22, 2016
Food shortages, hunger, starvation and long-term food security are not new issues in Africa, nor elsewhere in the developing world. Food security means that all people, at all times, have…
Aug 17, 2016
The Government has leased its Rubirizi National Hatchery to Flow Equity, an American firm, at Rwf750 million ( ($943,875) for 25 years. The decision, announced after last week's Cabinet meeting,…
Aug 16, 2016
Following an appeal made by drought-hit Zimbabwe, India has handed over $1 million as grant to the African nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. “Last week, Indian Ambassador…

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