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Agriculture

Apr 25, 2016
Only two out of the 13 Botswana companies that signed to take up preferential trade opportunities with the United States through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act at its inception…
Apr 19, 2016
Agricultural Development Bank Ltd. raised 450 million cedis ($119 million), the largest initial public offering in Ghana’s history, last month, according to two people familiar with the deal. The bank…
Apr 18, 2016
The provincial prosecutor’s office in the central Mozambican province of Manica, along the border with Zimbabwe, has expressed concern over the increased number of illegal loggers of timber, some of…
Apr 16, 2016
Swaziland and 14 other African countries will get a share of $549 million relief fund by the African Development Bank, aimed at relieving 36 million people affected by drought on…
Apr 14, 2016
Botswana’s department of Veterinary Services has suspended beef exports to the European Union and other trading partners with immediate effect, a statement from its officials said. The moratorium follows a…
Apr 08, 2016
In the forested hills of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a Belgian conservationist is betting that a series of hydropower plants can save Africa’s oldest national park, protect the mountain…
Mar 29, 2016
Following the withdrawal of a directive by the Ministry of Trade and Industry that sought to ban the export of raw cashew nuts until June 2016, the commodity’s price has…
Mar 24, 2016
Experts on Wednesday urged authorities in Zambia to allow for more formal exports of maize to neighboring countries in order to curb the smuggling of the commodity. On Tuesday, authorities…
Mar 22, 2016
Zimbabwe's plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash…
Mar 22, 2016
Nigeria’s cocoa production has dropped by 5.2 per cent from 248,000 metric tonnes in the 2013/2014 planting season to 235,000 metric tonnes in the 2014/2015 season, according to information gathered…
Mar 17, 2016
Ethiopia's government and aid agency leaders are revising upwards their joint $1.4 billion appeal for more than 10 million people hit by the country's worst drought in 50 years. "Surges…
Mar 11, 2016
Head of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Dr Ishmael Ackah, is advocating for an agricultural investment plan that will yield meaningful returns to…
Mar 03, 2016
South African farmers may plant more wheat this year as producers work to curb their losses after a drought-stricken summer during which some were unable to sow corn. Cows awarder…
Mar 02, 2016
Uganda expects to export more than three million bags of coffee this year despite the challenge of unpredictable weather pattern, which is the main constraint. It would be the highest…
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