TANZANIA - Tanzania's average arabica coffee prices rose at the Moshi auction last week, buoyed by strong demand from exporters and higher New York markets, the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) said.
SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa is close to signing an agreement to allow 65,000 tonnes of poultry imports from the US, a special envoy for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) said on Wednesday, sealing a deal agreed in June.
ZIMBABWE - A University of Zimbabwe agricultural economist has proposed the introduction of a levy to fund the Strategic Grain Reserve (SRG).
WEST AFRICA - Unseasonal weather in West Africa, which produces almost three-quarters of global cocoa supplies, is threatening to widen the supply shortage for the commodity.
RWANDA - Rwanda has fetched $423,396 (about Rwf318 million) from this year’s online coffee auction, an increase from $301,771 (about Rwf226.3 million) generated in 2014.
TANZANIA - The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat is investigating allegations that Uganda charges 18 per cent value added (VAT) on rice from Tanzania.
TANZANIA - Artisanal fishermen in Zanzibar whose sole market is the Democratic Republic of Congo can now diversify into other Great Lakes economies thanks to training and equipment received from the European Union funded SmartFish programme.
NIGERIA - Non-oil exports from Nigeria continue to face mass rejection at entry points in many countries in Europe for failure by exporters to comply with standards specified by the countries.
TANZANIA - The average prices of Tanzania’s mild Arabica and Robusta coffee beans rose during the last auction, which was held last week in Moshi.
ZIMBABWE - Listed Sugar producer Hippo Valley Estates (Hippo) is pushing to grow exports into the more lucrative regional markets as developments in the global market continue to erode profit margins, CEO Sydney Mtsambiwa has said.
ZAMBIA - Continuous restriction of the importation of chickens into the local market will play a major role in sustaining the growth of the poultry industry, Ross Breeders Zambia managing director Colin Lindsay has said.
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