NIGERIA - Tomato farmers in Kano State may soon overcome the uncertainties surrounding their business as Dansa Foods, a branch of Dangote Group, commences operation.
KENYA - A CFC-Stanbic Bank-appointed receiver manager has put flower grower Karuturi Limited up for sale, putting on the line the fate of workers who are owed millions in salary arrears by the company.
KENYA - Exporters of fresh produce to the European Union are demanding Sh1 billion in compensation from the Union after Kenya was reinstated to preferential market access to Europe.
AFRICA - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and its partners have said that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to economic welfare and food security in developing countries.
KENYA - Flower farmers in Kenya could access the European market duty-free as early as next month.
UGANDA - Farmers are the biggest winners following an increment in the prices of passion fruits as a sack of passion fruits now costs Shs600,000 up from Shs300,000 about two months ago in most markets sampled in Kampala.
KENYA - Kenya has lost a chunk of its global market share in horticulture in the last five years, a new study shows.
KENYA - Cut flowers and fruit exports registered a sharp rise in volume and value in the first nine months of 2014, but impact of temporary European taxes could change the picture for the full year.
KENYA - Kenyan exporters of freshly cut flowers to the European Union will from Thursday be exempted from paying taxes the Union had been levying on them since October.
RWANDA - The National Agriculture Export Board (Naeb) plans to set up a modern horticulture centre at Mulindi Gasabo District to help small scale farmers acquire skills and market information, George Kayonga, the Naeb chief executive officer, has said.
NIGERIA - The World Bank Group, United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Nigeria’s Dangote Farms have commenced a hybrid tomatoes production in project in Kano aimed at maximising the local content supply for tomato processors in the country, beginning with Dansa Holdings.
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