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Outbreak of fall armyworm threatens Zimbabwean maize harvest

Zimbabwe is currently battling an outbreak of armyworm that has affected seven of the country’s eight rural provinces.
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Botswana faces fresh produce shortage

The shortage of a variety of fresh produce, much of it usually imported from South Africa, is due to a self-imposed import ban.
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Chinese nationals implicated in Namibian wildlife crime

Acting on behalf of 40 local environmental organisations, the Namibia Chamber of Environment has sent an open letter to the Chinese embassy in Windhoek, bemoaning the fact that some Chinese...
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Rain brings partial relief to Namibia and Botswana

Good rains were reported in Namibia during the first week of January, but the rains were sporadic and some parts of the country remained desperately dry, said Sakkie Coetzee, CEO...
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Zambeef embarks on ‘new era’ of business growth

Zambeef Products, Zambia’s largest integrated agribusiness and food processing company, has entered what chairperson, Dr Jacob Mwanza, described as a ‘new era’ of doing business.
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Zimbabwe set to enter goat meat export market

Cold Storage Company (CSC), a meat processing and distribution parastatal, and ZimTrade, the national export promotion agency, have launched a training programme in Zimbabwe aimed at educating farmers on boosting...
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Make Africa the breadbasket of the world – Zokwana

South Africa’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, called on all stakeholders to support Africa’s vision of making the continent the breadbasket of the world.
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Agriculture offers great opportunities for Africa

According to Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, agriculture in Africa offers massive opportunities.
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Cotton production to resume in Tanzania

Tanzania wants to revive cotton production to stimulate economic growth in regions that once cultivated the crop.
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Solar irrigation kits for small-scale farmers in Kenya

A new solar-powered irrigation kit, developed by US company SunCulture, is helping small-scale farmers in Kenya achieve better yields.
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Young Nigerian awarded for food-saving innovation

A software engineer from Nigeria has won an international award for his cloud-based application that automatically notifies food retailers of food products approaching the end of their shelf-life. This allows the retailers...
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Ghana’s rice industry needs investment

Ghana’s rice industry has called on the private sector to invest more in domestic rice production in the form of machinery and logistics to complement government’s efforts to develop the...

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