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Tanzania hosts Commercial Farm Africa summit

Tanzania hosts Commercial Farm Africa summit

The 5th Commercial Farm Africa summit in Tanzania brought together industry professionals from all over the continent to share insights into transforming Africa’s agricultural value chain.
Schweppes Zimbabwe to invest in fruit-processing plant

Schweppes Zimbabwe to invest in fruit-processing plant

A joint venture between Schweppes Zimbabwe and a government parastatal, which invested US$3 million (R45m) in a fruit-processing plant near the capital Harare last year, is to spend an additional...
Fall army worm outbreak reported in Uganda

Fall army worm outbreak reported in Uganda

The Ugandan minister of agriculture, animal industries and fisheries, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, has issued a warning about fall armyworm infestations in that country.
Zim poultry production shows 1% decline in 2016

Zim poultry production shows 1% decline in 2016

The slaughtering of fewer broilers and the production of fewer eggs had resulted in the decrease of poultry production in Zimbabwe in 2016. This was according to an industry report.
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe’s profits declines

British American Tobacco Zimbabwe’s profits decline

Tobacco processor, British American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe, reported a 45% drop in its bottom line for the year ended 31 December 2016.
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.

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