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How IT can attract young people to African agri sector

How IT can attract young people to African agri sector

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) were identified as key areas with which young people could be attracted to agriculture.
African dairy farmers need to become climate smart

African dairy farmers need to become climate smart

The African dairy industry was facing its worst challenges as a result of climate change. As such, adaptation and mitigation were needed to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that...
Will new regime revive agriculture in Zimbabwe?

Will new regime revive agriculture in Zimbabwe?

Under the Mugabe regime, Zimbabwe’s agriculture industry has been deteriorating for many years. This was partly due to chaotic land reform, a lack of private property rights, and poorly targeted...
Namibian minimum wage increases 25%

Namibian minimum wage increases 25%

Namibia’s minimum wage for farmworkers was recently increased from N$690 (R690) to N$900 (R900) per month, while the food allowance was increased from N$400 to N$500 per month. The wage...
New seed variety promises to boost maize production in Africa

New seed variety promises to boost maize production in Africa

At the beginning of the year, Monsanto launched DK777, a pest-resistant white maize cultivar, in Kenya.
Big boost for Rwandan poultry production

Big boost for Rwandan poultry production

Social impact agribusiness investor, AgDevCo, recently announced a US$3 million (about R43 million) debt investment in the Rwandan poultry company, Uzima Chicken.
SA company aims to improve Mozambican chicken production

SA company aims to improve Mozambican chicken production

A 50/50 partnership between South Africa’s Philafrica Foods and Mozambique’s Novos Horizontes was aiming to improve chicken production and supply within the borders of Mozambique.
EU commits $7 million to agri development in Zimbabwe

EU commits $7 million to agri development in Zimbabwe

The European Union (EU) has set aside $7 million (R96 million) for proposals for a project that would strengthen the agriculture value chain in Zimbabwe.
Disease identification app to boost food security in Africa

Disease identification app to boost food security in Africa

A team of researchers that has developed an app which will allow small-scale farmers in Africa to identify cassava diseases has won a US$100 000 (R1,4 million) grant to expand...
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Boost for East African wheat production

Recommendations aimed at boosting wheat production in East Africa have been approved by the principal secretaries for trade in Kenya and Tanzania, Dr Chris Kiptoo and Prof Adolf Mkenda.
Zimbabwe hosts 6th Stockmanschool

Zimababwe hosts 6th Stockmanschool

The Zimbabwe Stockmanschool will run for the sixth time this year at Ant Farms, a cattle farm, outside Harare.
Botswana reports suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak

Botswana reports suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak

Botswana recently reported a suspected outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Ngamiland to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

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Follow-up rain urgently needed in western summer grain areas

Follow-up rain urgently needed in western summer grain areas

Grain producers in the western parts of SA’s summer grain production region were in urgent need of rain to start planting for the 2017/2018 production season, according to a Grain...

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