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African Union Commits To Smallstock Rearing

The coordinator of the AU-Inter Africa Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR, VETGOV) based at Sebele says the African Union (AU) is committed towards empowering...

EU Labels Egyptian Goose, Alligator Weed As Dangerous

European Commission on Wednesday added 12 species to list of so-called invasive aliens, among them the Egyptian goose and alligator weed. A statement by the...

Uganda: Shs5b Insurance Up For Farmer Compensation

Kampala — For the first time since the introduction of the Agriculture Insurance Consortium (AIC), farmers who were affected by drought will be compensated...

West Africa Fertile For Agriculture And Agribusiness Investment To Boost Regional...

More than 250 business executives will gather in Ghana's capital Accra this week to discuss trade opportunities in fertilizers, a key input in boosting...

Role Of Evidence And Improved Soil Management For Land Restoration

ICRAF Presents the Role of Evidence and Improved Soil Management for Land Restoration in sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 70% of Africa’s population depends on its agriculture-based...

Mozambique, World Bank, FAO Sign Agreement To Grow Forest Sector Reform

The Government of Mozambique, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced a new project that...

Smallholder Farmers in Kenya in the Race Against Climate Change

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now...

Africa: Progress On World Hunger Has Reversed

World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency. During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the...

Food Crisis To Worsen As Maize Crop Withers

The county is headed for a major food crisis if the dry spell, which has ravaged many parts of the North Rift persists. More than...

Kenya: Distribute Maize Fairly, Millers Tell CS Bett

A dispute is brewing between millers and the Ministry of Agriculture over distribution of the imported subsidised maize. The small-scale millers have taken issue with...

IITA Wants Agriculture As Africa’s Engine Of Growth

Speakers at the Press conference organized by members of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), have identified Investments in Modern Farming Technology and...

Zimbabwe: Govt Mulls 99-Year Leases for Small Scale Farmers

Despite bankability challenges faced with the 99 year leases given to A1 and A2 farmers, the government is mulling extending the agreements to small...

GMO Bill Back In Parliament After Three Years On Shelf

Parliament on Wednesday began scrutinizing the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012, which has been on the shelves for more than three years. The bill was...

Importers Approve Ethiopia’s Livestock Quarantine System

Experts of major livestock importing Middle East countries have given approval to the Mille International quarantine system, expected to uplift Ethiopia's livestock export. According to...

How Badly Implemented Land Reform Can Affect Wildlife

Large carnivores are in decline all over the world. Threats like persecution and loss of both prey and habitat are key contributors. The planet's...

Uganda: Govt Fears Fish Export Ban Over Pollution

The next time you buy fish from the market it might contain harmful traces of mercury, the environmental watchdog, National Environment Management Authority (Nema)...

How Human Urine Has Helped Boost Wasieba’s Banana Farm

Uganda-Jennifer Wasieba from Sikusi Village in Manafwa District has substituted the use of compost manure with human urine to fertilise her gardens and since...

Zimbabwe: Govt to Review Maize Moisture Content

Government will investigate the Grain Marketing Board for rejecting maize because of high moisture content and may also consider waiving the 12,5 percent requirement...

Ghana: Fishermen Agree to Put a Stop to Light Fishing

Fishermen in the coastal regions of the country have agreed to put a stop to light fishing as a measure of arresting the consistent...

Sudan: Fire Consumes 1,500 Palm Trees In Northern State

More than 1,500 palm trees and at least six water engines have been destroyed in an extensive fire that broke out at Koka near...

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