KENYA – The National Cereals and Produce Board requires more than Sh6 billion to prepare for maize purchase from farmers who will start harvesting within the next two month.
LIBERIA - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has congratulated Welthungerhilfe and the European Union for the significant effort made to construct Cassava Processing Center for the people of Kormah Town, Bomi County.
NIGERIA - The inclusion, by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), of 41 items as not valid for foreign exchange is taking a toll on manufacturers, rice importers and millers, who are now asking the government to prevail on the apex bank for a policy review.
KENYA - A multi-million maize milling plant will be installed at the one million acre Galana-Kulalu irrigation project next month to enable processing of flour from the crop expected from the first batch of the 10,000-acre model farm.
NIGERIA - The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday said the Federal Government spent 2.41 billion dollars on rice importation between January 2012 and May 2015.
KENYA - Campaigns by millers to stop the National Cereals and Produce Board from buying maize at above market rates have been boosted by a new study.
UGANDA - Grains leaving and coming into the country will be subjected to strict quality controls as government moves to raise the profile of the produce, information from the Trade ministry indicates.
UGANDA - The Minister of Trade and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has hailed the revitalization of the Uganda National Commodity Exchange (UNCE).
NIGERIA - The Senate, yesterday, disclosed that Nigeria lost a total of N1.3 trillion to waivers granted on importation of rice and other agricultural commodities between 2011 and 2014.
KENYA - Scientists from a State agency have formally applied to the biosafety regulator for release of GMO maize that has been on trial for commercial production.
KENYA - Alarm has been raised over looming food shortage in the country. This is as a result of failed rains, which may lead to a 25 per cent drop in maize and cereals yields this year.
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