NIGERIA - Nigeria’s agro-allied products will now enjoy high patronage at the global market as three firms-ABX World, Arik Air and Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) have commenced export of agricultural commodities overseas.
SOUTH AFRICA - The citrus black spot squeeze is easing as South African exporters are starting to reap the benefits of improved risk management.
KENYA - Kenya could increase by 50 per cent its exports to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, (Agoa) according to a US-backed trade plan seen by the Nation.
GHANA - Ghana has made its maiden appearance at the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (MENOPE), which opened last Monday and ends today in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
KENYA - Agriculture PS Sicily Kariuki says the move is aimed at bringing the depots closer to farmers for buying and drying of growers’ produce to enable them sell their produce without having to travel long distances.
BOTSWANA - As part of the United Nations Development Programme, Ngamiland’s Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Programme community members recently toured Zimbabwe to benchmark on the country’s leather industry.
SOUTH AFRICA - The Obama administration is not "bullying" SA by threatening to suspend duty-free treatment of its farm products unless a 15-year-old dispute over chicken wings and legs was resolved by January 4, Laird Treiber, economic counsellor at the US embassy in Pretoria, said on Tuesday.
KENYA - The State has opposed a bid to regulate farm gate milk prices saying it will make the local industry uncompetitive.
ZAMBIA - A new report by the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) has revealed that the maize open border policy does not make Zambia food-insecure, but will help expand its market for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the economy at large.
KENYA - Tea consumption in Kenya dropped in the first eight months compared to the corresponding period last year.
RWANDA - Rwanda’s push for new export markets could get a huge boost at the inaugural Nordic-East Africa Trade Summit and Expo, which will bring together private sector players from the East African Community (EAC) bloc and Nordic countries counterparts.
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