Africa

Smallholder support to be expanded in Southern Africa

Smallholder support to be expanded in Southern Africa

Solidaridad Network Trust, an international organisation working towards achieving sustainable regional production of agricultural commodities, has announced that it would be expanding its programme for smallholder sugar cane producers to...
‘Research needed to mitigate food insecurity in Africa’

‘Research needed to mitigate food insecurity in Africa’

The rise in global food insecurity is a serious cause for concern, given the ever increasing global population, especially on the African continent.
Danene van der Westhuyzen

International post for Namibian hunters’ association president

Danene van der Westhuyzen, president of the Namibia Professional Hunters’ Association (NAPHA), was recently elected to serve on the international organisation Dallas Safari Club’s (DSC) newly formed Conservation Advisory Board...
Namibian red meat producers face ‘perfect storm’

Namibian red meat producers face ‘perfect storm’

Red meat producers in Namibia are finding themselves in the midst of a perfect storm, due to relentless drought in that country and the outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease in...
Mitigating the impact of Lesotho’s wool woes on SA industry

Mitigating the impact of Lesotho’s wool woes on SA industry

It is expected that the loss of the Lesotho wool and mohair clip, due to new legislation in that country, would have a negative impact on the bottom line of...
‘Zimbabwe’s land redistribution marred by corruption’

‘Zimbabwe’s land redistribution marred by corruption’

The ruling party in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has admitted that its "fast track" land redistribution programme, launched in 2000, was riddled with corruption and conflict over farm ownership.
Zimbabwe to compensate ‘land grab’ farmers

Zimbabwe to compensate ‘land grab’ farmers

Next year, Zimbabwe will pay US$53 million (R742 million) in compensation to white farmers whose farms were confiscated over the past 18 years and reallocated to black Zimbabweans.
Beef cattle

Animal disease experts from Africa to get specialist training

Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are scheduled to undergo training intended to help them better combat animal diseases at grassroots level.
Cattle in Nambia

Namibian agriculture: shortage of skills, lack of diversification

Agriculture in Namibia presents great opportunities for economic growth, employment creation, food security and poverty eradication.
Call for assistance from Lesotho wool and mohair industry

Call for assistance from Lesotho wool and mohair industry

Following a failed court bid to force the government of Lesotho to withdraw the recently gazetted Agricultural Marketing (Wool and Mohair Licensing) Regulations of 2018, wool and mohair producers in...
Harare Agricultural Show

Harare Agricultural Show bigger than last year’s event

The Harare Agricultural Show, Zimbabwe’s biggest farming exhibition, started on 27 August 2018, with 575 local and foreign exhibitors participating.
The Black-Bellied pangolin

Help save the African pangolin

At least 10 000 pangolins are trafficked out of Africa every year, according to Catherine Ritchie, marketing and communications manager of the newly launched NGO, Pangolin.Africa.

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