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41 million people in Southern Africa to face food insecurity

41 million people in Southern Africa to face food insecurity

About 41,2 million people in 13 Southern African countries will suffer food insecurity between now and March 2020, following low rainfall in the 2018/2019 growing season.

Police continue to illegally occupy lodge in Zimbabwe

The Bembezi Wildlife Conservancy and Portwe farming concern in Zimbabwe remained illegally occupied by the Zimbabwe Republic Police, despite claims by Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the country “was open...
‘Heat stress to become greater threat to agricultural workers’

‘Heat stress to become greater threat to agricultural workers’

The agriculture sector in Africa could lose up to 14 million jobs by 2030 due to heat stress. This was according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation...
Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi

Investing in Africa: a continent brimming with opportunities

Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, also known as the ‘African Realist’, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the opportunities and pitfalls of doing business in Africa.

Lesotho wool growers march despite ‘grace period’

Several thousand Lesotho wool and mohair farmers gathered in the capital Maseru on Friday to march to the country’s parliament to hand over a memorandum.
cattle in Zimbabwe

Multi-million rand agri growth programme launched in Zimbabwe

The EU recently launched a US$45 million (about R665,9 million) programme to support the growth of Zimbabwe’s livestock sector.
wool sheep in Lesotho

‘Wool sheep from Lesotho now being slaughtered in SA’

Wool growers in Lesotho, who had not received an income since March 2018, are now selling their stock to slaughter markets in a desperate attempt to survive.
Nile River

Mighty Nile River under threat in Egypt

The Nile Delta in northern Egypt, one of the largest river deltas in the world, is under threat from a rapidly increasing population, climate change, and poor management of garbage...
54% smaller maize harvest expected for Zimbabwe in 2019

54% smaller maize harvest expected for Zimbabwe in 2019

The forecast for this year’s maize harvest in Zimbabwe is 776 600t, which was 54% lower than the 2018 output of 1,7 million tons.
Cannabis can boost agriculture in Africa - report

Cannabis can boost agriculture in Africa – report

The cannabis market in Africa is estimated to be worth around US$37,3 billion (about R545 billion), which is 11% of the total global market for the product.

Boosting regional trade in Africa

Reducing tariffs and, more importantly, addressing non-tariff bottlenecks will support further regional trade integration on the African continent, according to a report recently released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Drought devastates Namibia in first quarter of 2019

Drought devastates Namibia in first quarter of 2019

The devastating effect of the drought in Namibia is clearly illustrated in the Namibia Agricultural Union’s (NAU) first quarter review for 2019.

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SA farmers concerned about live cattle exports from Botswana

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