Since its outbreak in the northern parts of Zambia in April 2017, African swine fever has resulted in the culling of more than 20 000 pigs.
Rwanda has banned imports of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa as a result of the recent outbreak of the foodborne disease, listeria, across the country.
While many African agribusinesses are keen to expand their operations into other countries on the continent, they reportedly remain wary of doing so.
The African Development Bank Group (ADBG) has approved a R1 billion loan to finance Namibia’s Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project.
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) were identified as key areas with which young people could be attracted to agriculture.
The African dairy industry was facing its worst challenges as a result of climate change. As such, adaptation and mitigation were needed to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that...
Under the Mugabe regime, Zimbabwe’s agriculture industry has been deteriorating for many years. This was partly due to chaotic land reform, a lack of private property rights, and poorly targeted...
Namibia’s minimum wage for farmworkers was recently increased from N$690 (R690) to N$900 (R900) per month, while the food allowance was increased from N$400 to N$500 per month. The wage...
At the beginning of the year, Monsanto launched DK777, a pest-resistant white maize cultivar, in Kenya.
Social impact agribusiness investor, AgDevCo, recently announced a US$3 million (about R43 million) debt investment in the Rwandan poultry company, Uzima Chicken.
A 50/50 partnership between South Africa’s Philafrica Foods and Mozambique’s Novos Horizontes was aiming to improve chicken production and supply within the borders of Mozambique.
The European Union (EU) has set aside $7 million (R96 million) for proposals for a project that would strengthen the agriculture value chain in Zimbabwe.