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5 things to look forward to at Agritech Expo Zambia

5 things to look forward to at Agritech Expo Zambia

Visitors will be offered an opportunity to meet with some of the world's leading agricultural companies, and network with agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials at the...
Kenyan cashew nut industry in dire straits

Kenyan cashew nut industry in dire straits

The cashew nut farming industry in Lamu County, Kenya, faces collapse after years of losses. These follow a government ban on exports in 2009, according to the Daily Nation newspaper.
Zim scraps 10% tobacco tax five days after introducing it

Zim scraps 10% tobacco tax five days after introducing it

The Zimbabwe government recently withdrew a tobacco tax less than a week after its introduction. The 10% tax on tobacco was imposed on 31 March and scrapped on 5 April.
Zim farmer wins longstanding court battle over land

Zim farmer wins longstanding court battle over land

Bruce Moffat, a great-great-great grandson of Zimbabwe's earliest white missionary, Robert Moffat, has won a protracted court battle over the ownership of a farm the Moffats have worked since 1910.
Tanzania hosts Commercial Farm Africa summit

Tanzania hosts Commercial Farm Africa summit

The 5th Commercial Farm Africa summit in Tanzania brought together industry professionals from all over the continent to share insights into transforming Africa’s agricultural value chain.
Schweppes Zimbabwe to invest in fruit-processing plant

Schweppes Zimbabwe to invest in fruit-processing plant

A joint venture between Schweppes Zimbabwe and a government parastatal, which invested US$3 million (R45m) in a fruit-processing plant near the capital Harare last year, is to spend an additional...
Fall army worm outbreak reported in Uganda

Fall army worm outbreak reported in Uganda

The Ugandan minister of agriculture, animal industries and fisheries, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, has issued a warning about fall armyworm infestations in that country.
Zim poultry production shows 1% decline in 2016

Zim poultry production shows 1% decline in 2016

The slaughtering of fewer broilers and the production of fewer eggs had resulted in the decrease of poultry production in Zimbabwe in 2016. This was according to an industry report.
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe’s profits declines

British American Tobacco Zimbabwe’s profits decline

Tobacco processor, British American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe, reported a 45% drop in its bottom line for the year ended 31 December 2016.
R11,3 million mushroom project launched in Ghana

R11,3 million mushroom project launched in Ghana

A €820 000 (about R11,3 million) mushroom project is set to create 5 500 jobs for the youth and persons with disabilities in Ghana.
Uganda in need of food aid

Uganda in need of food aid

Uganda’s government recently announced that at least 10 million Ugandans were in need of food aid after the drought affected crop harvests, according to media reports.
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Red locusts a threat in Zambia, Zimbabwe

The International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO-CSA) needs R13,5 million (K10 million) for the spraying of red locusts in Zambia in an effort to manage...

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Western Cape Young Farmer finalists announced

This year’s Agri Western Cape Santam Agriculture Young Farmer of the Year competition finalists have been announced and competition, it seems, is tough.

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