Agriculture: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 5:21 pm
Africans have increasing opportunities to bring more food products to market. The question is, will Africa serve those markets or will producers outside Africa do that?
Dana Sanchez, 12:39 pm
TechnoServe helped three emerging farmers in Limpopo. The project started with a $125,000 loan from the Woolworths Foundation and now produces 600 tons of tomatoes a year.
Makula Dunbar, 10:56 am
Ghana and the United State of America have signed a 1.4 million dollar project agreement to improve on research in agriculture and agribusiness. The project is to help improve the existing environment for private sector investment.
Makula Dunbar, 1:31 pm
Beginning in 2016, rice importation into The Gambia will be banned. The measure is an attempt to become self-reliant as well as to stabilize local agriculture
Makula Dunbar, 5:40 pm
After teaming up with the Dutch bank Rabobank, dfcu bank is expected to venture into Uganda’s largely-ignored agricultural sector, a move that could give the sector a much-needed push.
Makula Dunbar, 12:59 pm
The public chorus to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 now includes U.S. President Barack Obama, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Bono. The backdrop is extremely promising since the developing world has already cut the share of people living in absolute poverty.
Makula Dunbar, 4:28 pm
Ethiopia’s government said it won’t cooperate with a probe into whether the World Bank violated its own policies by funding a program in which thousands of people were allegedly relocated to make way for agriculture investors.
Dana Sanchez, 10:03 pm
South African agriculturalists are learning how Israel’s Arava region, one of the driest places on earth, produces 60 percent of Israel’s total exports of fresh vegetables and 15 percent of its ornamentals.
Makula Dunbar, 3:28 pm
Mozambique’s economic growth, which is already high due to new coal mining and natural gas projects, may be given further impetus over the next few years through agricultural investments of US$3.8 billion, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Dana Sanchez, 2:10 pm
Many women are running the economy or are the economic drivers in African countries but don’t receive the benefits of this, according to the inaugural Women, Inspiration and Enterprise symposium in Cape Town.
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