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Dr Akinwumi Adesina

Dr Akinwumi Adesina named 2017 World Food Prize winner

African Development Bank (ADB) president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been announced as the 2017 World Food Prize (WFP) laureate.
Zimbabwe kicks off anti-malnutrition programme

Zimbabwe kicks off anti-malnutrition programme

From 1 July this year Zimbabwe will enforce its mandatory food fortification programme to fight malnutrition among people, especially women and children.
Crop failure and conflict affecting food security in Africa

Crop failure and conflict affecting food security in Africa

Low rainfall, drought, conflict, and internal displacement are affecting food security across Africa.
Wheat production gets boost in Zimbabwe

Wheat production gets boost in Zimbabwe

Wheat farming in Zimbabwe was projected to rebound this winter after government raised US$140 million (R1, 96 billion) to be loaned to farmers to plant 70 000ha to wheat, which...
Zim avian flu outbreak: SA farmers must step up biosecurity

Zim avian flu outbreak: SA farmers must step up biosecurity

Following the recent avian flu outbreak in Zimbabwe, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have urged SA poultry owners to implement...
Fall Armyworm invades as Kenya recovers from drought

Fall armyworm invades as Kenya recovers from drought

East Africa is grappling with a fall armyworm (FAW) invasion, while still recovering from the effects of a drought that had resulted in significant maize shortages.
New strategy to boost Zimbabwe’s livestock production

New strategy to boost Zimbabwe’s livestock production

President Robert Mugabe's cabinet has approved a policy for the government to introduce a US$150 million (R2,5 billion) "command" approach to boost livestock production.
Zambian farmers want zero tax rating on inputs

Zambian farmers want zero tax rating on inputs

For Zambia to become a breadbasket in Africa, it was necessary for its government to urgently implement a zero tax rate on products essential for enhanced agricultural production.

Kenya cashew nut exports decline after government ban

Kenya’s cashew nut exports decreased from 835t to 485t between 2013 and 2015.
World Bank aids Ivory Coast cocoa industry

World Bank aids Ivory Coast cocoa industry

The World Bank is set to grant funds of between US$100 million and US$125 million (R1,3 billion and R1,7 billion) to Ivory Coast to mitigate the drop in cocoa prices....

FAO hosts fall armyworm workshop in Kenya

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in Southern Africa (FAOSA) is hosting a two-day meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the region’s response to fall armyworm (FAW). The meeting...

Zimbabwe plans to revive beef industry

Zimbabwe’s Cold Storage Company (CSC) is set to be capitalised.

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