Agriculture

Jan 16, 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed that loans granted to about 550,000 rice farmers in the country who were affected by the 2018 flooding be structured for another…
Jan 12, 2019
The Namibian ministry of agriculture announced all imports and movement of cloven hoofed animals have been suspended with immediate effect following a foot and mouth disease outbreak in South Africa.…
Jan 02, 2019
China has opened the door to imports of rice from the United States for the first time ever in what analysts took to signal a warming of relations between the…
Dec 18, 2018
Clashes in Nigeria between farmers and semi-nomadic herders have killed more than 3,600 people since 2016, most of them this year, Amnesty International said, in a report documenting an upsurge…
Dec 18, 2018
Agriculture is taking centre stage in plans for the revival of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy under the new leadership of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe is a big task.…
Dec 14, 2018
Marlboro cigarette maker Altria's $1.8 billion investment in the cannabis producer Cronos is a win-win, according to an analyst.    "Cronos provides Altria a unique entry into cannabis and we…
Dec 13, 2018
The White Lion Seed Company will launch its brand at the Cannabis Expo on Thursday, in anticipation of selling industrial quantities of dagga seeds – and starter kits for home…
Dec 07, 2018
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government was ready to seize and redistribute tracts of idle farmland mostly owned by his top Zanu PF allies. This follows a land audit which…
Dec 06, 2018
Rosewood is the generic name for several dark-red hardwood species found in tropical regions across the globe. It fetches very high prices because it’s strong, heavy, has a beautiful red…
Nov 24, 2018
A top farming official says the government's budget allocation of $53 million to compensate white farmers won't be enough to solve the outstanding problem of compensation. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube…
Nov 22, 2018
Nigeria has started exporting cassava chips to parts of Europe, specifically, Germany through the Pacific Ring West Africa (PRWA) company.   The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Segun…
Nov 16, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected that Nigeria will become the world’s biggest rice importer after China.   According to the USDA, Nigeria’s importation of rice will jump…
Nov 08, 2018
One of the world’s fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people’s lives with intensive fish farms. Fish farming was promoted to contribute to meeting the…
Oct 27, 2018
South Africa packed 16.4 million cartons of grapefruit for export, end-of-season numbers show, an all-time record that will help keep it the top global supplier. But SA's dominance has a…

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