GAMBIA - Stakeholders in the fisheries and aquaculture sector met at a hotel in Banjul to discuss and add inputs, suggestions and recommendations to the new fisheries policy being developed.
ZAMBIA - Poultry farmers in Petauke district say the instability in stockfeed prices, currently K230 for a 50 kilogramme bag (kg), will discourage investment in the sub-sector.
AFRICA - A project aimed at improving smallholder chicken production could uplift the livelihoods of millions of poor rural and peri-urban households in Sub-Saharan Africa.
UGANDA - A government research institute is locked in a protracted fight with a private Chinese company over the control of a multi-billion shilling fish farming demonstration facility in Kajjansi, along Kampala-Entebbe road.
GHANA - Mr Francis Gabrah, National Chairman of the National Union of Aquaculture Association has called for a nationwide aquaculture zonation policy to help enhance the fishing industry in the country.
GHANA - President John Dramani Mahama has renewed his resolve to support and provide logistical support including proper fishing nets, hardboard motors and premix fuel to improve fishing in Ghana.
KENYA - Nakuru County will build a fish processor, complete with a preservation unit, in Naivasha at a cost of Sh8.1 million.
CONGO - The Republic of the Congo and the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux.
SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa is close to signing an agreement to allow 65,000 tonnes of poultry imports from the US, a special envoy for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) said on Wednesday, sealing a deal agreed in June.
TANZANIA - Artisanal fishermen in Zanzibar whose sole market is the Democratic Republic of Congo can now diversify into other Great Lakes economies thanks to training and equipment received from the European Union funded SmartFish programme.
ZAMBIA – The Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) and Tiger Animal Feeds have partnered on broiler and layer management to teach small-scale farmers how to manage diseases affecting chicks.
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