KENYA - Meru coffee farmers have secured a commercial licence to market their product directly on the Nairobi Coffee Exchange and to international buyers.
SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s R10bn citrus industry has been handed a reprieve following its long export battle with the European Union (EU), after an audit by a EU body found that the sector’s black spot risk management measures were up to standard.
NIGERIA - Nigeria’s leading agricultural inputs development and distribution company – The Candel Company Limited is set to commence the export of Agrochemical products made in Nigeria from its integrated manufacturing facility located at the Lekki Free Zone, Lagos, Nigeria.
NAMIBIA - Namibia will be the first African country to export bone-in beef to China after the two countries signed a protocol on veterinary health conditions and quarantine in Beijing, China, this week.
KENYA - The price of coffee at the New York Coffee exchange rose to 138 dollar cents per pound this week from 124 cents last week, helping the local price to register good performance at the local auction.
NIGERIA - The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is set to start a 9-month mentorship programme for exporters as a means of increasing the nation’s export integrity.
KENYA - The prices of tea at the Mombasa auction have fallen to a 10-week low as the volumes continue to grow.
ZAMBIA - The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has urged the private sector to participate in maize purchase in the 2015 crop-marketing season that is expected to open next week as a way to create a readily available market for farmers.
ETHIOPIA - Addis Abeba is enforcing the use of receipts on the sale of livestock, holiday essentials, within a week short of the upcoming Ethiopian New Year.
KENYA - Tea farmers and investors will miss out on the immediate windfall from higher prices at the Mombasa auction and weaker local currencies because of low volumes towards the close of the crop season in June.
SOUTH AFRICA - Sceptical US officials have demanded further evidence that Pretoria is ready to lift disease-related bans on US poultry, beef and pork.
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