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Agriculture

Feb 05, 2017
Kenya may lift the import ban imposed on Uganda chicken and eggs in the next one week, after experts from the two countries met to assess the measures taken against…
Feb 02, 2017
Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource. In their natural state they provide a range of eco-system services. They regulate water flows, store…
Jan 25, 2017
Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it? New research reveals…
Jan 23, 2017
Kenya plans to import maize from Mexico to ease the current supply shortage that has seen the price of flour hit a five-year high, making it the first time in…
Jan 23, 2017
Large multi-national companies are looking to invest in the country’s agricultural sector, but there are a number of challenges standing in their way, especially land acquisition bottlenecks Andrew Skipper, Partner…
Jan 20, 2017
The Nana Akufo Addo’s government, the thebftonline.com has learnt will train unemployed graduates from all agricultural colleges of education as extension officers to help governments aim of reviving the agricultural…
Dec 16, 2016
The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) has signed a Sh150 million agreement with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to automate tea trading at the Mombasa weekly auction.             …
Dec 16, 2016
Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive population growth are the four factors that will determine the shape of Africa over the next century.Drought tolerant beans in…
Dec 16, 2016
Africa’s agricultural productivity has long lagged behind the rest of the world. Crop yields grew across Asia from 1960 onwards, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty, but stagnated in…
Dec 16, 2016
Pork is one of the cheaper protein sources that can contribute towards food security in Africa. Pigs are omnivores, and as such are ideally suited to convert non human edible…
Sep 30, 2016
Vietnamese investors, currently on a one-week working visit to Ghana, are seeking to establish joint ventures with Ghanaian partners in the production of tilapia, cashew and rice. At a Ghana-Vietnam…
Sep 27, 2016
Kenya will not stop maize imports from Uganda as the two countries have signed East African trade protocol, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has said. According to Mr Bett business…
Sep 26, 2016
The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to its precarious state…
Sep 25, 2016
The Zimbabwean government has so far paid out 42.7 million U.S. dollars to former white commercial farmers who lost their land during the country's on-going land reform program, an official…

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