Agriculture: Latest News
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.
Dana Sanchez, 2:51 pm
Agriculture has been accepted as an answer to alleviate poverty in Africa but more cooperation, investment and knowledge must be shared so those at the beginning of the supply chain can make sustainable living, according to findings of the recent World Economic Forum on Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 8:51 pm
When consumers buy products with the Fairtrade label in their local supermarkets, they are assured that Kenyan farmers received a reasonable return on their investments, Fairtrade Eastern Africa Manager Rachel Wandia said at the launch of Fairtrade in Kenya.
Dana Sanchez, 4:45 pm
Public and private stakeholders in agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa come together this week for Tanzania’s inauguration of a new, $4 million facility for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
Makula Dunbar, 12:54 pm
Nigeria facing reality that the country may not be able to rely on oil revenue in the future, looks to boost agriculture sector
Dana Sanchez, 1:17 pm
In an effort to boost investment in Nigerian agriculture and diversify Nigeria’s economy away from oil and gas, the country has attracted $8 billion in foreign investment in agribusiness and aims to boost that to more than $10 billion by 2015.
Dana Sanchez, 12:20 am
Most Africans earn a living from agriculture but for many, transitioning from subsistence farming to commercialization of their operations will require governments to invest in agriculture, Jane Karuku told an audience this week at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town.
Dana Sanchez, 11:34 pm
Most produce eaten by Africans living in urban areas is grown illegally in urban areas. A five-year project by German and African agriculturalists and other academics aims to boost urban African farming.
Dana Sanchez, 11:24 pm
Africa is losing 4 percent to 12 percent of it agricultural gross domestic product to environmental degradation such as desertification and drought, according to a study published in April.
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