Agriculture

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,…
May 13, 2016
The Beninese government has introduced an indefinite ban on timber exports until further notice, a senior member of the cabinet confirmed on Thursday. The Senior Minister and Secretary General of…
May 12, 2016
Namibian meat producers can now export beef to Hong Kong, after the latter issued health certificate for importing the commodity from abattoirs in Windhoek and Okahandja, in the country’s central…
May 05, 2016
Zimbabwe has called on conservation group Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to lift a ban on trade in elephant ivory, saying the restriction has spurred illegal hunting…
May 03, 2016
Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development said it has developed a plan that would enhance food production within the current season and beyond in order to mitigate not…
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…

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