KENYA - Efforts by the national government to enhance safety for commodities destined for export markets yesterday received a financial boost from the European Union (EU).
NIGERIA - The Enugu State Government is to commence the shipment of Pineapple to Europe this year from the 150 hectares of the Enugu-San Carlos Pineapple farm in the state.
KENYA - The sector is reeling under huge debts, with many growers suffering heavy losses. Pyrethrum Growers Association (PGA) national chairman Justus Monda is, however, optimistic that the sector will blossom again. He spoke to Francis Mureithi.
TANZANIA - The Cotton and Textile Development Programme (CTDP) is promoting 20 high-performing farmers to become village-based agro dealers in-charge of quality inputs.
KENYA - Government has merged eight agricultural regulatory bodies into new departments following the operationalisation of new agriculture laws.
KENYA - Data from the Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) shows bananas remained the most valuable fruit with harvests worth Sh18.9 billion.
KENYA - An investor plans to put up a fruit processing plant in Msambweni, Kwale County, to exploit agricultural resources in the area.
KENYA - The harsh reality of the collapse of talks between the East Africa Community and the European Union will hit Kenyan horticulture farmers next month when their produce becomes more expensive in EU markets.
KENYA - Two American investors have expressed interest in establishing rice and avocado factories in Meru. The rice investor from Aviva Company last week toured the site where the factory is to be established.
TANZANIA - Fruit farmers in the Southern highlands will soon have a market for their fruits as Coca Cola Kwanza Company plans to establish a processing industry that will use their produce from the region.