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R11,3 million mushroom project launched in Ghana

R11,3 million mushroom project launched in Ghana

A €820 000 (about R11,3 million) mushroom project is set to create 5 500 jobs for the youth and persons with disabilities in Ghana.
Uganda in need of food aid

Uganda in need of food aid

Uganda’s government recently announced that at least 10 million Ugandans were in need of food aid after the drought affected crop harvests, according to media reports.
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Red locusts a threat in Zambia, Zimbabwe

The International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO-CSA) needs R13,5 million (K10 million) for the spraying of red locusts in Zambia in an effort to manage...
Young Africa Works Summit puts youth at centre of agri

Young Africa Works Summit puts youth at centre of agri

More than 300 global leaders and youth agripreneurs will attend the MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on 16-17 February in Kigali, Rwanda.
Zimbabwe’s Land Commission still under debate

Zimbabwe’s Land Commission still under debate

The Zimbabwean government compensated 12 white former commercial farmers in 2016, and registered only five 99-year leases for resettled growers over the past 17 years.
New Holland to expand distribution in Africa

New Holland to expand distribution in Africa

New Holland Agriculture, a division of CNH Industrial, will open a new branch office in Johannesburg at the beginning of May, to provide support to farmers in South Africa, as...
Food inflation increases by more than 10% in Kenya

Food inflation increases by more than 10% in Kenya

Food prices in Kenya have increased by 12,54% when compared to 2016, which has led to a 7% increase in inflation, according to Fresh Plaza.
Ghana aims for 1,5 million farm jobs in two years

Ghana aims for 1,5 million farm jobs in two years

President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to boost the agriculture sector and create jobs as nearly 50% of 18- to 24-year-olds were unemployed.
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Zimbabwe Farmer of the Year receives tractor

Case IH and its distributor AGRICON donated the first prize, a JX75T 4WD tractor and plough, to the 2016 Zimbabwe Farmer of the Year, Gracious Patricious Makoti from the Sanyati...
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Botswana suspected of fresh produce protectionism

Members of South Africa’s fresh produce production and marketing industry have expressed suspicion that Botswana is unfairly protecting its fresh produce farmers in contravention of the arrangements of the Southern...
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Mechanisation in Africa: AGCO on its plans for the continent

Global agricultural equipment company, AGCO, recently announced plans to restructure its Asia-Pacific region to include Africa and increase its operations in Africa. Gary Collar, senior vice-president and general manager (GM)...
Avian flu halts Ugandan poultry exports

Avian flu halts Ugandan poultry exports

The outbreak of the virulent H5 strain of avian flu in Uganda, has led to Kenya and Rwanda banning the importation of all poultry and poultry products from that country,...

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