Agriculture: Latest News
Ann Brown, 3:00 pm
From Business Recorder Concern that Ivory Coast’s main crop cocoa harvest could tail off early provoking a supply crunch has fueled strong competition among major grinders and pushed up port and farmer prices in the world’s top grower. Ivory Coast’s 2013/14 cocoa season, its second under a sweeping reform of the sector, opened on October […]
Ann Brown, 12:00 pm
From Ghana Business News A three-million dollar initiative, Result Based Financing for Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene project seeking to improve WASH coverage in four districts of the Northern Region, has been launched in Banvim in Tamale. A total of 112,500 from 75 communities in the West and East Gonja, Tamale Metro and Saboba as well […]
Makula Dunbar, 6:09 pm AFKI Original
The USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Liberia program is in hopes that 28 community journalists and 14 radio stations are the start of a new agricultural revolution that will equip rural farmers in Liberia with essential knowledge and resourceful tools.
Dana Sanchez, 12:05 pm
African farmers are conscientious about the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers, and they are tending to use more organic manure, said Madagascan entrepreneur Erick Rajaonary, who makes organic manure from bat droppings.
Susan Erwin, 11:00 am AFKI Original
Got Produce’s hydroponic greenhouses were tested in Arizona in hot, dry conditions similar to parts Botswana, where they are producing hardy fruit and veggies that travel well and end up on the plates of safari guests in the Okavango Delta.
Makula Dunbar, 12:11 pm
The official launch of the Farmer Development Services (FDS) at the Kontobe Site over the weekend did not come as a surprise to many farmers from various villages that witnessed the important occasion.
Barbara Bean-Mellinger, 11:56 am
Namibia, which already has a well established cattle export agreement with South Africa, has begun exporting cattle to Angola. Namibia recently shipped 100 cattle as a good faith gesture for the agreement the two countries are set to sign.
Frank Mutulu, 10:47 am
Kenya has been urged to lift a November 2012 ban on the importation of genetically modified (GM) foods, popularly referred to under the umbrella term GMOs. In a fresh bid advocating for the adoption of the technology, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that the move would boost the country’s potential
Makula Dunbar, 10:08 am
A typical Tanzanian family will not pass a day without eating ugali — a stiff porridge made from ground corn, somewhat like Italian polenta. Would Tanzanians eat ugali if the flour came from genetically modified corn?
Makula Dunbar, 6:06 pm
In late August, ministers from Argentina and nine sub-Saharan countries (Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Senegal, Sudan and Cape Verde) came together signing agreements that formed agricultural tech partnerships, AG Professional reported. Agricultural tech transfer talks have been in the works since 2011 and in the process, Argentina sent officials to Angola, Mozambique and Nigeria scoping out possibilities before offering a proposal.
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