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Agriculture

Jul 13, 2016
The European Cocoa Association reported heavier-than-expected over the past three months, as a squeeze on West African processors allows European processors to pick up the slack. The European cocoa grind,…
Jul 12, 2016
National Treasury has published a policy paper and proposals on the taxation of sugar sweetened beverages for public comment. Written comments can be sent until end of business on 22…
Jul 09, 2016
ZIMBABWE is headed towards one of its worst food deficits since the attainment of majority rule in 1980 amid indications that output for its staple maize crop nose-dived by as…
Jul 07, 2016
Africa must transform agriculture to meet its food security needs and contribute to economic transformation. But change in this sector is usually slow. It is often bedevilled by popular opposition…
Jul 04, 2016
The government wants to multiply the gains made by cooperative movements as it looks to the sector to scale up the fortunes of crops such as cotton and coffee and…
Jun 28, 2016
The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), the sole exporter of the local beef to the European Union (EU) region has said that it does not anticipate any immediate impact on its…
Jun 18, 2016
Tanzania is facing a shortage of sugar, with the price of the commodity rising across the country despite the government’s decision to import some 70,000 tonnes last month. In Dar…
Jun 15, 2016
Ivorian conservation agents are using the threat of eviction and prosecution to extort money from cocoa growers farming illegally in protected forest reserves, victims and rights groups say. Around 80…
Jun 14, 2016
The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna has hinted of plans by the EU to lift the ban placed on the export of some vegetables from Ghana last…
Jun 02, 2016
Ivory Coast will propose tax breaks to locally based cocoa grinders ranging from 40 to 70 CFA francs ($0.07 to $0.12) per kilogram of beans as it seeks to boost…
May 30, 2016
Farming is more a way of life than a business in Botswana and cattle are killed by leopards or die of starvation in droughts. The country has two million people…
May 27, 2016
The Expropriation Bill was on Thursday adopted in parliament to allow for changes in an attempt to redress disparities in land ownership. The measure will allow the compulsory purchase of…
May 23, 2016
The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) says the poultry sub-sector is contributing 25 percent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) annually, amounting to the single largest contributor to agriculture.…
May 18, 2016
Swaziland has restricted Swazis to buy one bag of maize meal per person from South Africa (SA) following a mad rush that is fuelled by maize price hikes in Swaziland,…
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