KENYA - The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has introduced new quality benchmarks that seek to protect workers and the environment from chemicals used by flower farms.
ZIMBABWE - The Agricultural Rural Development Authority (Arda) has secured an investor for a tomato processing project earmarked to process at least 60 tonnes of tomatoes per day, businessdaily has learnt.
GHANA - Mr Kwesi Korboe, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has called for collaboration between the public and private sector in ensuring that vegetable exporters comply with regulations of the European Union (EU).
UGANDA - Government is set to announce a one month extension to a self-imposed ban on the export of pepper (capsicum) to Europe in an effort to complete a re-certification exercise in the wake of an attack by false codling moth.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed seed producer, Seed-Co Limited, is planning a major regional expansion drive for Prime Seeds after it swooped on the vegetable seed breeding outfits recently.
KENYA - Vegetables and fruits consumed locally will be subjected to stricter quality checks amid concerns that they habour dangerous chemicals from increased pesticide use.
UGANDA - Ugandan fruits and vegetable exporters to the European Union (EU) are still reeling from the multimillion dollar losses they have incurred after a self-imposed ban by the government.
ETHIOPIA - Sher Ethiopia Plc, which is implementing an expansion project in Adami Tulu, 170Km south of Addis Abeba in the Oromia Regional State on a 203ha plot of land, has so far, completed expansion on 50 ha of the total plot.
NIGERIA - Tomato production in the country has been severely hit by the outbreak of disease, leaving many farms devastated across the major producing states.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s second largest apple farm, Nyanga Downs, which at its peak accounted for a third of the country’s total output, has been offered to a German investor in a bid to clear debt owed by its troubled parent company, currently under administration, the High Court has heard.
KENYA- The Kenya Flower Council Members endorsed the revival of the Kenya Horticultural Council (KHC). This was done during an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on Friday May 8, 2015 at the Practical Training Centre, Thika.
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