Agriculture

Apr 27, 2018
Global audit firm KPMG has urged Ivory Coast to introduce a spot sales system for local cocoa exporters who were responsible for defaults on 148,000 tonnes of contracts in the…
Apr 26, 2018
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has established a National Food Security Council to address challenges in the country’s food and agriculture sectors. Food security is a huge problem in Nigeria. It…
Apr 16, 2018
The African Development Bank has signed a loan agreement for a soft commodity finance facility (SCFF) with the Export Trading Group (ETC). The Bank said the facility is structured in two…
Mar 25, 2018
For generations, those who lived by Ghana’s forests invariably saw their lives get tougher when timber companies arrived in their areas: access to the forests they relied on was restricted,…
Mar 22, 2018
Insect pests cause almost half of the crop losses in Africa. If the continent is to feed its growing population, farmers must find ways to control them. Pests account for…
Mar 21, 2018
Ghana’s agriculture minister said the country will not cut the pay of cocoa farmers, marking a turnaround from a previous announcement that producer compensation has to reflect a decline in…
Feb 15, 2018
Namibia’s consumer inflation slowed to 3.6 percent year-on-year in January from 5.2 percent in December, the statistics office said on Thursday. However, inflation on a month-on-month basis quickened to 1.6…
Feb 09, 2018
Russian fertiliser producers Uralchem and Uralkali plan to boost sales in southeast Africa, their co-owner Dmitry Mazepin said on Thursday, after meeting the leaders of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Rising commodity…
Jan 15, 2018
Zimbabwe urgently needs a new system of land administration to harness development in the agricultural sector. The country’s land use and ownership have been significantly reconfigured by the fast-track land…
Jan 08, 2018
The continent of Africa is rich in natural resources and boasts of a wide variety that makes it an intriguing place to invest and look into for business opportunities. Wildlife…
Jan 03, 2018
The year 2017 will go down as one of the most challenging for coffee farmers, with the government’s attempts to reform the ailing sub-sector failing to have any impact. It…
Dec 30, 2017
Farmers in Zimbabwe are anxiously watching their crops, fearing the return of a plethora of new pests that recently spread to the southern African nation and devastated harvests this year.…
Dec 29, 2017
Ecom-Ghana, a cocoa buying company, would from January introduce the 'farm management service programme' for old cocoa farms in Cocoa growing areas in the country. Cocoa farms which are between…
Dec 12, 2017
Zambia’s government has just banned the imports of some farm produce as a way of promoting the growth of the agriculture sector. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Calestous Juma…

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