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Agriculture

Jul 19, 2016
West Kenya Sugar Company has raised the price of sugarcane for its farmers from $32 (Sh3,200) per tonne to $34 (Sh3,400), making it the highest paying miller in western region,…
Jul 18, 2016
The image of African farming as a route only to dead-end poverty must be challenged to stem the exodus of migrants to Europe, a former Nigerian president said. "What does…
Jul 17, 2016
In furtherance to its bid to diversify the nation's source of income, the federal government of Nigeria announced that it has suspended the ban on wood exports. The suspension, it…
Jul 16, 2016
Namibia beef export industry got a hefty boost following a decision by United States government earlier this week that will see the country export beef to the U.S. A final…
Jul 16, 2016
A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time. The innovation is being used…
Jul 13, 2016
The European Cocoa Association reported heavier-than-expected over the past three months, as a squeeze on West African processors allows European processors to pick up the slack. The European cocoa grind,…
Jul 12, 2016
National Treasury has published a policy paper and proposals on the taxation of sugar sweetened beverages for public comment. Written comments can be sent until end of business on 22…
Jul 09, 2016
ZIMBABWE is headed towards one of its worst food deficits since the attainment of majority rule in 1980 amid indications that output for its staple maize crop nose-dived by as…
Jul 07, 2016
Africa must transform agriculture to meet its food security needs and contribute to economic transformation. But change in this sector is usually slow. It is often bedevilled by popular opposition…
Jul 04, 2016
The government wants to multiply the gains made by cooperative movements as it looks to the sector to scale up the fortunes of crops such as cotton and coffee and…
Jun 28, 2016
The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), the sole exporter of the local beef to the European Union (EU) region has said that it does not anticipate any immediate impact on its…
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…

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