ZIMBABWE - Agro-focused Cottco Holdings Limited (Cottco)’s application for judicial management has been suspended.
TANZANIA - Sisal land will continue to shrink in Tanzania if the government will not take urgent steps to protect it by forcing investors who buy estates for the crop to develop it to increase its production.
KENYA - The ban on genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to block efforts to introduce a new variety of cotton that promises to lower costs of production.
KENYA - In the face of declining cotton yields that threaten to disrupt Kenya’s textile industry, pressure is on to lift ban on biotechnology.
ZIMBABWE - Agro-focused group Cottco Holdings Limited has been suspended from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).
AFRICA - To bridge energy demand gap in the country, especially in the real sector, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has tasked Nigeria and other developing economies on the need to exploit the biofuels market as alternative means of energy supply.
ZAMBIA – Zambia has recorded a reduction in cotton production in the 2013/2014 farming season to 95,000 tonnes from about 102,000 tonnes in the 2012/2013 season.
NIGERIA - The out-going 2014 is a good year for Nigeria’s cashew producers, as they have enjoyed optimum harvest and great sales, with more exciting promises in the years ahead.
UGANDA - Commercial crop farming is considered as one of the key undertakings with the ability to salvage people from the jaws of household poverty and empower communities with food security.
NIGERIA - PZ-Wilmar joint venture (JV) project in oil palm business worth $650 million, which had acquired 26,000 hectares of oil palm plantations in Cross River State, is asking the Federal Government to propose a backward integration policy in palm oil sector, as it did in cement and sugar where the country’s annual production has jumped tremendously.
KENYA - Centum Investment Limited has settled out of court a case it filed at the High Court contesting the takeover of a mega plantation firm, Rea Vipingo.
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