GHANA – A research by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana has suggested that the shea industry in its current form cannot be a means for sustainable poverty reduction as shea-nut pickers do not make meaningful profits.
BENIN - Patrols of ants on cashew nut trees can roughly double the yield of the crop, according to researchers in Benin.
KENYA - Rea Vipingo shareholders on Tuesday agreed to sell stakes in the agricultural company to the Robinow brothers, the UK majority owners, taking the firm a step closer to delisting.
KENYA - The majority owners of agricultural firm, Rea Vipingo, plan to apply for delisting of the company only if they are backed by investors holding 90 per cent stake.
KENYA - Centum Investment Company and REA Trading Ltd (REAT), based in London, have entered into a settlement agreement paving way for the takeover of Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed Company, Rea Vipingo Plantation (RVP).
KENYA - Foreign investors targeted by government for mass cotton production are reluctant to invest in the venture unless Kenya reverses the ban on GMO products.
GHANA - Solidaridad, a non-profit organisation that supports the sustainable development of farmers and production systems in West Africa, has organised an outreach programme for its farmers at Kade in the Eastern Region.
GHANA - The Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) has repositioned itself in its quest to ensure that Ghana moves from being a net importer of palm oil to a net exporter of the commodity in the next five to 10 years.
ZAMBIA - The Crushers and Edible Oil Refiners Association (CEDORA) has pledged to support the development of smallholder farmers by providing them with reliable markets for their oil seed.
GHANA - Representatives of the Ghana Cashew Industry Stakeholders have agreed on GH¢2.70 per kilogramme as the starting price for Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) in Ghana in the 2015 cashew season.
KENYA - Nut industry players have set new rules for brokers and other buyers of the product.
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