ZIMBABWE - Sunbird Bioenergy Limited has entered into an agreement with the government and China New Energy to develop a bioenergy project which will produce 120 million litres of fuel grade ethanol from cassava and potato.
TANZANIA - Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) has said legalisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) cotton in the country will help revive growing of the crop in regions that were barred to do so as a measure to control pests and diseases.
ZAMBIA - The European Union in partnership with Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) and other regional stakeholders have launched a project to reduce pre and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC).
KENYA - Kenya is not likely to meet its target of Sh100 billion ($1 billion) in earnings by the end of 2017 from textile exports, analysts have said.
GHANA - Mr Samuel Awonnea Avaala, President of the Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) has said that the import of cheap sub-standard vegetable oils into the country is killing the local oil palm industry.
ETHIOPIA - The UK government is funding a 15-year cotton strategy for Ethiopia with intent to have a new institutional arrangement for cotton development.
ZAMBIA - Zambeef Products intends to set up an out-grower scheme in Mpika to feed into its 20,000-hectare Zampalm plantation and enable local farmers to participate in palm oil production business.
ZAMBIA - Tapera Industries Limited, a local firm has partnered with various organisations to engage 2,000 small-scale farmers to enable them supply jatropha seed.
TANZANIA - The Cashewnut Industry Development Trust Fund (CIDTF) is planning to spend 115bn/- for the construction of three modern processing plants so as to increase the value of the crop and create more jobs.
TANZANIA – The Cashew nut Board of Tanzania (CBT) has organised a two-day stakeholders’ meeting to be held at the end of this week in Lindi Municipality, it has been revealed.
ZAMBIA - Newly-formed Cashew Processors and Exporters Association of Zambia chairperson, Wamundila Mwendabai , says there is need to establish a sustainable and viable cashew value chain that will provide a route out of poverty for majority of smallholder farmers.
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