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Agriculture

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…
Aug 13, 2016
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD), Ms. Sherry Ayittey, has underlined the government’s determination to put in place the necessary measures to substantially increase fish export earnings. Fish…
Aug 12, 2016
The registration of farmers willing to participate in the $500 million command agriculture scheme has begun, with Government yesterday inviting those interested to register with Agritex officers in their respective…
Aug 11, 2016
Three countries in southern Africa have banded together to press for the ban on the international trade in ivory to be lifted. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe have submitted a…
Aug 06, 2016
Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). Hydropower Generation in Tanzania…
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…

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