Agriculture

Mar 19, 2019
It has been revealed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed an agreement with all states in the South-South and South-East regions of the country to contribute 100,000…
Feb 17, 2019
An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because the lake, and the fish species…
Feb 04, 2019
Nigeria is poised to overtake South Africa and become the largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the 2018/19 production season, according to Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist at…
Jan 22, 2019
Locally grown rice and vegetables are flourishing in Mozambique’s Massangena district, a testament to the success of an agriculture and rural development project that has brought massive dividends to inhabitants…
Jan 21, 2019
South Africa is in the middle of a severe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Although it’s not harmful to humans, it causes mouth ulcers and foot lesions in hoofed animals such…
Jan 20, 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is a need to invest in agriculture to take the nation out of poverty.   He made the recommendation on Thursday in Abuja while…
Jan 19, 2019
The Nigerian government on Thursday disclosed that it would require a total sum of $1.1 billion loan to implement its Green imperative initiative.   The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed,…
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…
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