TANZANIA - Quton Seed Company Limited has sent a team of experts to Geita, Shinyanga and Simiyu regions to observe germination of cotton seed, UK91.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabweans have started to till their land and plant seeds, heralding the beginning of the new season. Each farmer has his or her own unique story.
ZAMBIA - Global Group of Companies, which is targeting 5,000 hectares of oil seed plantations at its farm bloc in Lufwanyama, says it has the capacity to produce a total of 100,000 metric tonnes of edible oils per annum.
ETHIOPIA - The Government of Ethiopia is working to address challenges facing the textile industry in terms of raw material shortage, the Ministry of Industry said.
TANZANIA - Cashew is one of Tanzania's major cash crops and therefore an important foreign exchange earner. It is estimated that about 300,000 farmers are engaged in the cultivation of the cashew crop.
ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe's Cotton-to-Clothing Export Strategy was on launched last Friday with a view to boosting productivity and helping generate much-needed foreign currency for the country.
NIGERIA - The Enugu State Government will distribute a total of 19,700 improved palm seedlings free to farmers in the state, Commissioner forAgriculture, Mr. Mike Eneh, has said.
WEST AFRICA - West African cotton output is forecast to jump over 19 percent to 2,570,000 tonnes for the 2014/15 season as high government-fixed prices attract growers back to the sector, data compiled by Reuters showed on Thursday.
TANZANIA - Prolific investment in the sisal industry by National Social Security Fund (NSSF)’s is bearing promising fruits, report the sector stakeholders.
TANZANIA - The Cashew Nuts Processing and Simplified Export Manuals by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will significantly boost the sector’s performance, Industry and Trade Minister Dr Abdallah Kigoda has reassured stakeholders and farmers.
TANZANIA - The government has vowed to reduce importation of edible oils since the local product has now recorded a moderate improvement.
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