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Agriculture

Jan 06, 2016
South African fruit, wine and nut farmers are bracing for hardship as the US looks set to rescind their duty-free access to the world’s largest market at a time when…
Jan 05, 2016
As the Kenyan government dilly-dallies on what to do with dwindling coffee returns to farmers, Parliament has received a private member’s Bill that might set the minimum price guarantee for…
Dec 30, 2015
A strong Harmattan wind blowing last week across most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions raised concern over damage to the crop amid a tightness of supply elsewhere, farmers…
Dec 24, 2015
Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Nino weather phenomenon which has lowered rains and increased temperatures, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization…
Dec 15, 2015
Villagers in Ward 21, Marondera East have teamed up with local Zanu PF members to stop the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement from giving a farm owned by a…
Dec 10, 2015
Light rains and dry Harmattan winds in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week could blunt the main crop if the trend continues, farmers said this week.…
Dec 08, 2015
Fertilizer manufacturer ICL is eyeing the potential for a large new phosphates project in Namibia, joining a spree of nutrient producers turning their attention to Africa. The Israeli company has…
Nov 26, 2015
Government is optimistic that cocoa production in the 2015/2016 crop season will be enhanced by an improved supply of inputs to farmers and expectations for favourable weather. This is likely…
Nov 23, 2015
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has taken a giant step toward improved food nutrition and security with plans to develop a US$300million facility that will leverage about US$3billion from banks…
Nov 17, 2015
Dubai: The UAE’s future food security lies in Africa, UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri told delegates at the Africa Global Business Forum. In his keynote speech…
Nov 08, 2015
Nigeria aims to be self-sufficient in both rice and wheat production within three years, a document by President Muhammadu Buhari's administration seen by Reuters showed on Saturday, a massive undertaking…
Nov 05, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is on standby to deal with any final technical adjustments the US requires for South Africa to remain a beneficiary of the African…
Nov 02, 2015
An American oil company starts public meetings in KwaZulu-Natal today to set out its plans to drill holes on 10 000 farms in the hopes of finding untapped reserves of…
Oct 29, 2015
Zimbabwe’s tobacco exports have increased 29 percent as at October 9, earning the country $500 million compared to $406 million last year, statistics from the industry regulator show. In a…

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