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Agriculture

Sep 07, 2020
Ethiopia has the potential to harvest more than 500,000 tons of honey annually, Expert said. Because of its unique production environments and suitable climate, Ethiopia has comparative advantages to produce…
Large-scale land acquisitions have been increasing in developing countries following the 2007/8 high food price crisis. Countries with limited agricultural potential, like Gulf states, have been driving foreign acquisitions in…
Processing agricultural products – adding value by transforming them from basic commodities – increases their worth, appeal and market value. In the case of rice, processing is an important and…
South Africa's land reform programme was supposed to ensure that the impoverished get to own and work the land. Now, only the politically connected and economically included are benefitting. The…
Jul 09, 2020
Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world, behind only petroleum, and has become a mainstay of the modern diet. Believed to have originated in Ethiopia, coffee was used…
The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect. Many now argue that reducing the vulnerability…
Jun 04, 2020
Uganda’s coffee exports have continued to surge despite the coronavirus pandemic with April figures showing growth compared with a year ago. Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said in a report…
May 29, 2020
Zimbabwe's Health Ministry has announced that all local and foreign investors venturing into the production of cannabis will be offered 100% ownership of their farms and licences to improve competitiveness.…
May 15, 2020
Avocados have become Tanzania's latest green gold, bringing in at least $12 million (Sh27.6 billion) annually, up from zero five years ago, a new report reveals. Less than ten years…
As countries begin to reopen after months of coronavirus lockdown, Rwanda is pressing on with its May coffee harvest. Rwanda, which supplied 21,000 tons of coffee to the global market…
Apr 30, 2020
Ivory Coast is weighing an increase in the premium that it charges for the quality of its cocoa to as much as double the current margin, according to three people…
Feb 26, 2020
In line with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s initiative to attain self-sufficiency in tomato production and processing, Olam, a leading player in the Nigerian agriculture value chain recently embarked on…
Feb 20, 2020
Desert locusts have been ravaging East Africa. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a food crisis. The main response has been spraying the areas affected with pesticides. But…
Feb 20, 2020
Kenya is the world’s third largest producer of avocados. It’s also Kenya’s leading fruit export, accounting for nearly one-fifth of its total horticultural exports. But Kenya only exports 10% of…
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