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Spring Development Initiative To raise $10,000 For Crop Processing Machines For Farmers

Spring Development Initiative To raise $10,000 For Crop Processing Machines For Farmers

Worried by the long man hours spent in processing cassava and palm oil fruits, the Spring Development Initiative – a non governmental organisation has launched a fund initiative that will help to raise funds to build a food processing facility for a rural community in Uyo state. The fund initiative which will see people donate […]

Why African Cocoa Growers Are Having an OPEC Moment

Why African Cocoa Growers Are Having an OPEC Moment

The world’s top cocoa producers have long been at the mercy of traders who set cocoa prices thousands of miles away in London and New York. Now the producers are trying to do something about it. West African neighbors Ivory Coast and Ghana, which grow about 60 percent of the world’s cocoa, have outlined wide-ranging […]

StakeHolders Urge Government To Empower Women In The Agricultutral Sector

StakeHolders Urge Government To Empower Women In The Agricultutral Sector

The government has been urged to empower women working in agriculture to revolutionise the sector. Discussing the 2018/19 budget, agriculture stakeholders noted that it was crucial to increase the sector’s contribution to the national economy. Kipunguni resident Seleman Bishegazi said women play a significant role in the sector. “Although they are major food producers, the […]

Ghana May Struggle to Repay Lenders’ $1.3 Billion Cocoa Loan

Ghana May Struggle to Repay Lenders’ $1.3 Billion Cocoa Loan

Ghana Cocoa Board may struggle to fully pay back loans of $1.3 billion as this season’s harvest will likely be smaller than first anticipated, according to the head of the industry regulator. The world’s second-biggest grower signed for the loans with lenders such as Credit Agricole SA and Natixis SA prior to the start of […]

Vanilla Production in Uganda Surges as Farmers Battle Thieves

Vanilla Production in Uganda Surges as Farmers Battle Thieves

Uganda, the world’s fourth-biggest vanilla exporter, is boosting output to benefit from prices for the flavoring that’s more valuable than silver and have forced growers to hire armed guards to deter thieves. The landlocked East African nation will produce about 100 metric tons this year, with potential to double that in future, according to Aust […]

FAS Hosts Empowering Women In Agriculture In Addis Ababa

FAS Hosts Empowering Women In Agriculture In Addis Ababa

A High Level Breakfast Meeting was organized on January 27, 2018, by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) on the theme Empowering Women in Agriculture (EWA) at the margins of the 30th African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa. Chaired by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, the event was attended by […]

Women Encouraged To Boost Agricultural Production

Women Encouraged To Boost Agricultural Production

Women living in rural communities in the southern Cunene Province were encouraged to invest in agriculture to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region. The appeal was made by the provincial governor, Kundi Paihama, who was speaking at the closing ceremony of the second provincial forum of rural women, in the commune of Xangongo, […]

Rural Women Hold Forum In Huíla, Angola

Rural Women Hold Forum In Huíla, Angola

 Aspects linked to the 2017/2018 agricultural campaign are expected to dominate Wednesday in Lubango, the rural women’s forum in Huíla province, Angop learnt on Wednesday. The meeting is also analyzing the possibilities of support for families, the promotion of aquaculture, fish farming, the impact on family income in rural areas, the current situation of the […]

EU Injects $7m Into Agricultural Sector In Zimbabwe

EU Injects $7m Into Agricultural Sector In Zimbabwe

The European Union (EU) has injected $7 million towards the revitalization of the country’s agricultural sector whose yields have been declining since the turn of the millennium. Since 2000 when President Robert Mugabe’s administration embarked on the land reform programme which saw the violent seizure of farms from white commercial farmers without compensation, Zimbabwe’s food […]

Zambia’s Economy To Grow 4.3 Percent This Year

Zambia’s Economy To Grow 4.3 Percent This Year

Zambia’s economy will grow 4.3 percent this year and 5.1 percent in 2018, boosted by improved agriculture and mining output and a recovery in electricity generation, the central bank said on Monday. “There has been strengthening confidence in Zambia’s medium to long-term economic prospects as reflected by the participation of non-resident investors in the Government […]

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