AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

11-Sep-2020 to 13:10

Above-normal rainfall expected in SADC in 2020/21 season - Forecast

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Most parts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall during the forthcoming 2020/21 farming season that kicks off in October, according to a forecast published on Friday.

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10-Sep-2020 to 17:15

Ethiopian farmers to secure bank loans using moveable assets as collateral

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian farmers can now secure bank loans by using their moveable assets as collateral in order to help them meet their cash-flow needs amidst coronavirus pandemic.

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09-Sep-2020 to 15:10

Senegal loses 25 percent of crops to lack of storage infrastructure

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal loses 25 percent of its crops annually due to lack of storage infrastructure, the Agricultural and Rural Prospective Initiative (IPAR) and the Market Regulation Agency (ARM) has said in a survey.

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04-Sep-2020 to 15:37

Ethiopia as newest member of int'l bioscience body

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia has become the newest member of the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), APA can report on Friday.

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01-Sep-2020 to 08:47

Zimbabwe gov’t in land reform about-turn

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Former Zimbabwe white farmers can now apply to regain possession of their farms that were compulsorily taken away from them about two decades ago under the government’s land reform programme, APA learnt here on Tuesday.

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28-Aug-2020 to 10:15

Mozambique on alert amid Malawi fish disease outbreak

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambican authorities have activated the country’s epidemiological surveillance system as the country tightens controls in the wake of an outbreak of a fish disease called Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS) or red spot disease in neighbouring Malawi.

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26-Aug-2020 to 13:53

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa launches agriculture strategy

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday launched an ambitious strategy that seeks to transform Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector into a multi-billion-dollar industry within the next five years.

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