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‘Struggle’ continues for Lesotho wool and mohair producers

‘Struggle’ continues for Lesotho wool and mohair producers

Lesotho’s wool and mohair producers have only benefitted slightly from the government’s recent decision to allow other wool and mohair auctioneers and brokers to start competing with the Lesotho Wool...
drought conditions in Namibia

Crippling livestock losses due to Namibian drought – reports

Extreme drought conditions have reportedly claimed the lives of more than 60 000 head of livestock in Namibia so far this year. This is according to Namibian media reports citing...

Botswana farmers want permanent ban of vegetable imports

A group of vegetable producers from across Botswana are calling for a permanent ban on imports of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbages, carrots, beetroot and green peppers from South Africa and other...
Dorper sheep

Namibia’s small-stock export scheme suspended

The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) recently welcomed a decision by the country’s authorities to fully suspend the small-stock marketing scheme to allow producers to export without restriction to South Africa.
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...

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