ETHIOPIA: Prosopis juliflora, an invasive weed, is posing a threat in Afar regional state by invading most of the grazing lands, the region's agriculture bureau said.
EAST AFRICA - Nestlé and Global Good, a collaboration between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures, have announced Clinton Global Initiative Commitments to Action as part of a two-year partnership to improve the productivity and lives of smallholder dairy farmers in East Africa.
ZIMBABWE - The livestock situation in Matabeleland South province, which lost over 12 000 cattle last year, is now under control due to an improved supply of pasture and water, an expert has said.
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Veterinary Services has banned livestock for this year's Masvingo Agricultural Show following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth that has affected hundreds of cattle across the province.
ZAMBIA - The Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has launched the K22 million dairy value chain development programme in seven provinces with a call to beneficiaries to repay the loan.
NIGERIA - The dairy sector has emerged the second largest segment in the food and beverage industry in Nigeria with estimated revenue of N347 billion in 2013 and an estimated compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the last three years.
KENYA - Deputy President William Ruto Wednesday told African states to open up their borders for trade among themselves to close the milk deficit gaps that are currently exploited by Europe.
RWANDA - Rwanda's agriculture minister calls for improved communication to stop the spread of animal diseases.
TANZANIA - Beekeeping is making impressive headway in Tanzania after the Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, has won international accolades for providing evidence to the country's political will to involve more people in the lucrative business.
MALAWI - People in Malawi are buying life-saving antiretroviral drugs meant for people living with HIV, and misusing them to brew gin as well as fattening livestock.
IVORY COAST - Dutch farming cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina, one of the five largest dairy companies in the world, said on Monday it will buy the Ivory Coast dairy businesses of Singapore’s Olam International.
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