AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

18-Dec-2019 to 09:19

Botswana staring hunger in 2020 – FAO

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is likely to experience a reduced cereal output during the current 2019/20 farming season on the back of unfavourable weather conditions, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Wednesday.

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01-Dec-2019 to 11:23

Why Ghanaian farmers are hailing a $1b dam project?

APA- Pwalugu (Ghana) — Farmer in the Upper East Region of Ghana are hailing the proposed construction of a $1billion multipurpose dam project because they believe it has the potential to radically transform agriculture in the area.

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28-Nov-2019 to 21:12

Ethiopia launches agric commercialization cluster

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The government of Ethiopia in partnership with the European Union, Denmark and Netherlands, on Thursday launched the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster (ACC) program.

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27-Nov-2019 to 13:23

Ivorian Cotton-Cashew Board Chair sets goals

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Hyacinthe Alain Blidia Ouattara, the new Chairman of the Ivorian Cotton-Cashew Board, who was elected on November 19, 2019, has vowed to “keep up the pace” in line with the quantum leap made in these two sectors and “go further.”

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25-Nov-2019 to 09:07

Africa’s agribusiness revolution: Women in the driving seat

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — In Africa, women are the movers and shakers of the agribusiness industry as primary processors, as traders with bustling market stalls, as owners of fast food restaurants and with increasing frequency as manufacturers of packaged ready-to-eat food products, write Mariam Yinusa and Edward Mabaya of the Agribusiness Development Division of the African Development Bank.

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13-Nov-2019 to 09:43

FMD scare: Mozambique bans SA meat imports

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA) has slapped a blanket ban on the entry of cattle, goats, sheep and swine from South Africa as of Wednesday.

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08-Nov-2019 to 12:23

FMD outbreak: Zimbabwe suspends imports of livestock, meat products from S/Afric...

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government on Friday suspended imports of live cattle, goats and other cloven-hoofed animals from South Africa in response to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the neighbouring country.

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