ZIMBABWE - Tomatoes dominated agricultural produce sales for the month of August, earning 41% from the total revenue of US$2,7 million, up from the July figure of US$2,2 million.
NIGERIA - The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) alongside other stakeholders has mulled strategies to address Nigeria’s low rating in the horticultural export sector despite her comparative and competitive advantages.
KENYA - Exporters to the European Union are expected to foot Sh2 billion in duty over the first three months even after Kenya signed a new trade agreement allowing tax free access to the market.
KENYA - Flower farms in Naivasha are now warning of mass relocation to either Ethiopia or Tanzania in the wake of the collapse of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) talks.
NIGERIA: Dizengoff Nigeria, a member of the Balton CP Group, recently conducted a two-day training for farmers and entrepreneurs in and around Lagos, on the use of its greenhouse technology for fresh vegetable production.
UGANDA: Uganda’s horticultural export commodities risk losing out on revenue from the European Union market if they do not conform to their safety standards.
ZAMBIA – Pick N Pay Zambia is teaming up with the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) to directly buy farm produce from its members.
KENYA - The government has suspended the use of a controversial pesticide that has been linked to cancer on fruits and vegetables as Kenya races to protect its fresh produce from increased sanctions by the European Union.
ZAMBIA: The Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (SAPP) has disbursed K60,000 to Maramba Mushroom Group in Livingstone.
KENYA: Kenyan exporters to the European Union countries will, from Wednesday, be slapped with a duty of between four and 24 per cent.
KENYA - East Africa is making last-ditch efforts to save Kenyan exporters from incurring losses of more than $140 million a year following failure to broker a trade deal that would have allowed continued free access to the European Union market.
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