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Agriculture

Mar 20, 2017
Zambia’s government has just banned the imports of some farm produce as a way of promoting the growth of the agriculture sector. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Calestous Juma…
Mar 18, 2017
A Nigerian Court has ordered the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control to direct the Nigeria Bottling Company Plc., manufacturers of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks, to include…
Mar 13, 2017
Scattered rain in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions will help the April-to-September cocoa mid-crop though hot weather in other areas threatened to hurt the harvest, farmers said…
Mar 12, 2017
Tobacco output for 2016/17 season is expected to remain flat at 2,2 million kilogrammes, similar to the previous season despite an increase in growers of over 12,000 to 82,000 farmers,…
Mar 10, 2017
Drying coffee beans in Bugitimwa village, in the area of Mt. Elgon, eastern Uganda. Shutterstock Astrid R.N. Haas, International Growth Centre Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory…
Mar 09, 2017
The Ghana Rubber Estate Limited (GREL) is to begin the construction of a €50million rubber factory at Agona in the Western Region. The project, when completed, will create additional 2,000…
Mar 02, 2017
What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming? For a start, to make loaves on an industrial scale, you’ll need powerful milling and kneading…
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…

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