SOUTH AFRICA - US pork producers are asking the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to retaliate against South African wine, oranges and other products unless South Africa removes what they claim are "harsh and unjustifiable import restrictions".
KENYA - Cartels running the country’s coffee industry have siphoned at least Sh28 billion from farmers in the past seven years in an elaborate price manipulation scam, an insider report has found.
SOUTH AFRICA – Although year-on-year monthly sales of agricultural machinery industry continue their downward trend‚ the industry "as a whole is looking forward to an early start to the season and good planting rains".
SOUTH AFRICA - SA's biggest consumer foods maker Tiger brands on Friday signed an agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in which it agreed to buy certain crops from smallholders.
UGANDA - Dairy traders under their umbrella association, Uganda National Dairy Traders Association Ltd, have petitioned court to quash a ban that prohibits them from vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and 21 municipalities across the country.
NIGERIA - The General Manager, West African Cotton Company Limited (WACOT) Pankaj Chawla, said Nigeria has non-oil revenue of $320 million from exports of sesame, representing 10 per cent of the total sum of $3.2 billion global trade of the cash crop.
SOUTH AFRICA – The European Union (EU) has lifted a four-year ban on the import of fresh ostrich meat from SA following an outbreak of H5N2 avian flu, the country’s main exporting region said on Friday.
UGANDA - The Minister of Trade and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has hailed the revitalization of the Uganda National Commodity Exchange (UNCE).
UGANDA – Eleven markets where many Ugandans earn their livelihood in various parts of the country are set to be transformed into modern infrastructure following the signing of a $84.2m (Sh280b) loan agreement with the African Development Bank.
KENYA - The of the Central Kenya Agri-Business Africa Trade Fair have announced that the event has been moved to October this year to provide more time for preparation for the exhibitors and the event's partner counties.
SOUTH AFRICA - Citrus growers face a R10m knock after suspending organic lemon exports to the European Union (EU) following the discovery of citrus black spot in three consignments.
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