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Agriculture

Sep 13, 2016
Ivory Coast’s cocoa marketing board has given exporters six days to supply documentation for export contracts, including proof of a counterparty, or they will be cancelled and resold, the Coffee…
Sep 09, 2016
Major development partners, firms and African leaders have pledged to provide more than $60 billion in an effort to transform Africa's agriculture from subsistence farming to agribusiness in the next…
Sep 06, 2016
The Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), a leading rubber producer in the country’s commodities sector has expressed wary of the menace caused by the activities of illegal miners as the…
Sep 05, 2016
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL) has flagged-off the farm to market scheme of transporting livestock from Gusau, Zamfara State to Lagos by train. The scheme is…
Sep 02, 2016
Prospects for Cote d'Ivoire output in 2016-17 "look much more favourable", the International Cocoa Organization said, even as it slashed the country's hopes for the current season, driving world deficit…
Aug 30, 2016
In 2009, many dairy farmers incurred huge losses due to an unprecedented milk glut. In 2009, many dairy farmers incurred huge losses due to an unprecedented milk glut. Processors were…
Aug 28, 2016
A Singapore- based investment organisation, Ashdene Associates Nigeria, has signed an agreement with the Akwa Ibom State Government on agricultural development, infrastructural expansion and consolidation worth about $100 million investment.…
Aug 22, 2016
Food shortages, hunger, starvation and long-term food security are not new issues in Africa, nor elsewhere in the developing world. Food security means that all people, at all times, have…
Aug 17, 2016
The Government has leased its Rubirizi National Hatchery to Flow Equity, an American firm, at Rwf750 million ( ($943,875) for 25 years. The decision, announced after last week's Cabinet meeting,…
Aug 16, 2016
Following an appeal made by drought-hit Zimbabwe, India has handed over $1 million as grant to the African nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. “Last week, Indian Ambassador…
Aug 13, 2016
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD), Ms. Sherry Ayittey, has underlined the government’s determination to put in place the necessary measures to substantially increase fish export earnings. Fish…
Aug 12, 2016
The registration of farmers willing to participate in the $500 million command agriculture scheme has begun, with Government yesterday inviting those interested to register with Agritex officers in their respective…
Aug 11, 2016
Three countries in southern Africa have banded together to press for the ban on the international trade in ivory to be lifted. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe have submitted a…
Aug 06, 2016
Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). Hydropower Generation in Tanzania…

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