Agriculture

Oct 18, 2018
Zimbabwe will not import maize as it has become food secure, with farmers having so far delivered 1,1 million tonnes to the Grain Marketing Board for the 2018 marketing season,…
Oct 08, 2018
Argentina's citrus-growing regions were affected by frost at the end of winter, high temperatures in summer, plus excessive rain that delayed harvest for about a month. The combination affected both…
Oct 05, 2018
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has expressed fear over a likelihood of rice shortage across the country next year, which may lead to a hike…
Oct 02, 2018
As Namibia focus on land conference from the 1st to the 5th of October, a report from the Namibia Land Statistics states that 70% of land is owned by Whites.…
Oct 01, 2018
For 10,000 years, the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides has infected goats, cows and other livestock, annihilating entire herds in days. In sub-Saharan Africa, the disease, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia CBPP or “lung…
Sep 22, 2018
Of all sharks and rays worldwide, sawfishes – related to stingrays and manta rays – are considered to be the family at greatest risk of extinction. The long, toothed saw…
Sep 21, 2018
Canopy Rivers, the venture-capital arm of Canopy Growth, made its trading debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada on Thursday.   The company, which makes minority investments in burgeoning…
Sep 20, 2018
When he was sworn in as governor in 2015, Mr. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, made it clear that his election was an event of some importance. He said…
Sep 19, 2018
Ivory Coast is planning to remove all private representation from the board of its cocoa regulator as the world’s biggest grower prepares to coordinate the marketing of beans with neighboring…
Sep 19, 2018
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's top court says adults can use marijuana in private. The Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a provincial court's ruling in a case involving Gareth Prince, who…
Sep 13, 2018
Illegal fishing is a global challenge. By ignoring legislation, using illegal gear or selling undersized fish, 26 million tons of seafood, estimated at USD$23 billion, is extracted from the oceans…
Sep 08, 2018
Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife. Its coastal forests are part of the Coastal Forests of Eastern…
Sep 01, 2018
The Federal Government has pledged to support research and create liaison with traditional healers with the knowledge of plants to develop, formulate and commercialise research findings into medicinal products.  …
Aug 15, 2018
The Federal Government through the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) said it had disbursed $373 million to farmers in the past year to boost production of…

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