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Africa Tops Global Hunger Index, Driven By War And Climate Shocks

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global...

Ethiopia: Nation Expects Hike In Sesame Export

The country has earned about 307.5 million dollars from the export of sesame in the past fiscal year- the lowest in five years. Hoping...

Zimbabwe: Zim Fertiliser Crisis Looms

Zimbabwe is facing a serious fertiliser shortage, amid revelations that an additional US$60 million is required for importation of raw materials to manufacture adequate...

Malawi’s Tobacco Farmers Backing Off From Gold Leaf

As the pressure continue mounting on the future of tobacco following the growing ant-smoking campaign at global level that has led to declining revenues...

Kenya: Governors Want Bloom Back Into Pyrethrum Crop

A number of incoming governors are taking steps to revive the once rosy pyrethrum sector even as more firms seek the regulator's permit to...

USAID, Africa Lead Seek Women Participation In Agribusiness

The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) and Africa Lead is building the capacity of Women in Nigeria through training in entrepreneurial skills...

Rwanda: Govt Bans Export Of Unprocessed Milk

The Ministry of Agriculture has banned export of unprocessed milk as part of efforts geared at streamlining the sector's value chain. The ban is mainly...

Malawi: Brazilian Company To Invest In Greenbelt Initiative

A Brazilian company plans to invest in the mining and agriculture sectors in Malawi. Costa Negócios, a Brazilian company working in commercial exporting, agribusiness and...

Tanzania: Government, FAO Ink Two Pacts to Boost Agriculture

The government and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed two agreements aimed at supporting farmers on issues related to climate...

Kenya Eyes Stronger Partnership With UN To Hasten Agric Transformation

Kenya will refashion its partnership with UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) to inject vitality in food production systems against the backdrop of rising...

At UN General Assembly, Dangote Says Africa’ll Become World’s Food Basket

—Nigeria to create 45m jobs needed in Africa Business mogul, Aliko Dangote told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the...

Zimbabwe: $20m Kitty For Tobacco Growers

Government has come up with a $20 million loan facility to benefit small scale tobacco growers and ensure auction floors remain functional. This follows...

Uganda: Coffee Authority Asks Farmers To Add Value To Yields

Coffee farmers must invest in technologies that will add value to their coffee if they are to earn more money from the cash crop. According...

Ethiopia: Farmers Accessing Affordable Crop Storages

An estimated 60-90 million quintals of crop produce is lost annually in Ethiopia owing to poor post-harvest handling, researches indicate. The amount accounts 20-30 percent...

Africa’s Biggest Hatchery, Feed Mill Opens In Kaduna

Africa’s biggest hatchery and feed mill constructed by Olam Grains Nigeria was inaugurated Tuesday in Kaduna. The company, constructed at$ 150 million, consists of feed...
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