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Agriculture

Aug 05, 2016
Government has confirmed that processes have begun for the “official” liquidation of the assets of the West African Mills Company Limited (WAMCO), which is reeling under huge debts. The cocoa…
Aug 02, 2016
No one paid much attention to the gnarled, yellow-blossomed rosewood trees dotted around farmsteads in northern Ivory Coast until Chinese-backed buyers started offering money for the timber. Fast forward five…
Jul 31, 2016
Guinea President Alpha Conde has instructed ministers in charge of commerce, finance and agriculture to take appropriate measures to control the buying and selling of coffee and cocoa on the…
Jul 24, 2016
It’s been two years since the June 2014 flood destroyed over 50,000 tonnes of banana within a period less than 72 hours at Nieky plantation in Ivory Coast which has…
Jul 19, 2016
West Kenya Sugar Company has raised the price of sugarcane for its farmers from $32 (Sh3,200) per tonne to $34 (Sh3,400), making it the highest paying miller in western region,…
Jul 18, 2016
The image of African farming as a route only to dead-end poverty must be challenged to stem the exodus of migrants to Europe, a former Nigerian president said. "What does…
Jul 17, 2016
In furtherance to its bid to diversify the nation's source of income, the federal government of Nigeria announced that it has suspended the ban on wood exports. The suspension, it…
Jul 16, 2016
Namibia beef export industry got a hefty boost following a decision by United States government earlier this week that will see the country export beef to the U.S. A final…
Jul 16, 2016
A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time. The innovation is being used…
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…

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