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Botswana dairy farmers want milk import tax

Botswana dairy farmers are hoping government will introduce a milk import tax to protect local producers.

Namibia’s devastating drought in pictures

Annelie Coleman recently visited Namibia and compiled a photo collage to illustrate the impact of the drought on the country.

Zambeef to buy back its poultry business shares

Zambia's biggest integrated food companies, Zambeef, is taking back its hold on the poultry business shares from RCL Foods.

Zimbabwe farmers pin hope on next election

Local members and foreign delegates deemed Zimbabwe’s Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) Congress in August a success.

Mining drives new Africa farming boom

Mining appears to be the latest driving force behind invitations to South African farmers to establish large commercial agriculture operations elsewhere in Africa.

Southern Africa experiences a surge in food insecurity

Recent rains across parts of Southern African have had little impact on the negative effects of the drought.

South Africa & Nigeria to sign agricultural MoU

South Africa and Nigeria intend signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in agriculture between the two countries. Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, recently...

Namibia to export beef to USA

Namibia has become the first African country to export beef to the US. Paul Strydom, general manager at the Meat Board of Namibia, said that the approval process started in...

Increasing resilience of Africa’s smallholder farmers vital

With factors such as climate change, sustainability, and difficult access to markets putting pressure on Africa’s millions of smallholder farmers, efforts were needed to help increase the resilience of such...

Africa needs to reduce independence on imported food

Africa needed to reduce its dependence on imported and value-added food and fibre products, according to experts at Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value (CSV) Forum 2016, held in June in Abidjan,...
New commission to audit landownership in zimbabwe

New commission to audit land ownership in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government has gazetted a Land Commission Bill according to which a land commission will be established to conduct regular land ownership and land use audits on farms seized...

Botswana suspends cattle ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy

Zimbabwe’s government has succeeded in persuading Botswana to suspend its proposal to shoot cattle crossing the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana.


Budget hints at plans to reverse SA ports’ efficiency decline

The risk posed by failures and inefficiencies at South Africa’s main ports to the country’s economy, particularly the damage this was doing to export competitiveness, was acknowledged in the Budget...

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