KENYA - Kitinda Dairy Farmers Co-operative Society in Bungoma County, that was famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s, for being the powerful milk processing plant that served the whole of East Africa, needs Sh140 million to be fully operational.
RWANDA - Livestock keepers in Burera District are upbeat as a new milk factory nears completion.
NAMIBIA - Namibia will be the first African country to export bone-in beef to China after the two countries signed a protocol on veterinary health conditions and quarantine in Beijing, China, this week.
KENYA - Government, African Development Bank and Heifer International Zambia are undertaking a K11.5 million project aimed at improving small-holder livestock production and market linkages in Muchinga and Northern provinces.
SOUTH AFRICA - Sceptical US officials have demanded further evidence that Pretoria is ready to lift disease-related bans on US poultry, beef and pork.
UGANDA - Dairy traders under their umbrella association, Uganda National Dairy Traders Association Ltd, have petitioned court to quash a ban that prohibits them from vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and 21 municipalities across the country.
KENYA - The government will formulate new guidelines to ensure that animal feed makers conform to high standards, a dairy forum was told on Friday.
ETHIOPIA - Addis Abeba is enforcing the use of receipts on the sale of livestock, holiday essentials, within a week short of the upcoming Ethiopian New Year.
KENYA - Players in agriculture sector want East African governments to privatise all state corporations dealing with production, processing and marketing of livestock and livestock products.
SOUTH AFRICA - US pork producers are asking the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to retaliate against South African wine, oranges and other products unless South Africa removes what they claim are "harsh and unjustifiable import restrictions".
ZAMBIA - Zamleather general manager Richard Franklin says regional integration and local value addition are needed to develop Zambia’s leather sector.
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