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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...

African Agenda 2063 prioritises intracontinental trade

Annually, Africa spends about R3 billion ($40 billion) on importing processed foods. This was according to Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who recently addressed delegates at the Emoyeni Estates in Johannesburg for...
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Zambia maintains ban on maize exports

According to Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture, the country will maintain its existing ban on maize exports until the next season’s harvest to safeguard national food security.

Tanzania’s sugar production to be boosted

llovo Sugar supports the prime minister of Tanzania in his efforts to increase its annual sugar production, to eliminate the need for imports

Trade restrictions keep Botswana chicken meat prices high

Chicken meat prices are being kept high in Botswana because of the government's tight trade restrictions on foreign producers.
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Major fruit processing facilities expansion for Tanzania

The Bakhresa Group plans to expand fruit processing facilities to improve the agriculture sector in Tanzania.
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Oral vaccination against kudu rabies in Namibia

A wildlife rabies vaccine is being currently developed in Namibia to deal with the kudu rabies epidemic that began in 2001.

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Indigenous livestock perfect for small-scale farmers

Ross Rayner and his father, Roger, farm 40 Nguni cows and 35 Bosvelder-type ewes on 250ha in the Mankazana Valley near Adelaide in the Eastern Cape. Their operation is an...

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