ETHIOPIA - Samsung C&T, a Chinese subsidiary of South Korean Samsung C&T Corporation, is supplying fertilizers to Ethiopia’s Agricultural Inputs Supply Enterprise (AISE) at lower prices than previous purchases.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe has produced close to 62,000 metric tonnes of wheat against an annual requirement of 400,000 metric tonnes due to massive power outages and lack of funding, a senior government official has said.
SOUTH AFRICA — South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to its worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve the situation, deputy minister of agriculture Bheki Cele said on Sunday.
GHANA - The Tropical Legumes (III) Project aimed at developing sustainable legume seed systems to enhance yield increases in groundnut and cowpea production by smallholder farmers, has been launched, reports GNA.
SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s wine grape producers are facing a smaller-than-expected harvest, due to the searing heat and drought, according to the wine producers’ body, VinPro.
GHANA - Stakeholders in the cowpea sector have met under a concept dubbed, the 'Innovation Platform' (IP), to discuss challenges associated with the sector.
DRC – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to finance the North Kivu Agriculture Sector Support (PASA-NK) project.
UGANDA - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $76.7-million loan to finance phase two of the Uganda Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation Programme (FIEFOC-2).
SOUTH AFRICA - Once the world’s seventh biggest exporter of sorghum, SA may have to import a significant amount of the grain this year, as risk-averse farmers are thought to have planted less of the crop despite its ability to tolerate hot, dry weather.
KENYA - Farmers will this year access government fertiliser through the electronic subsidy management system following its successful piloting last year.
SOUTH AFRICA - The extreme and persistent drought has led to national agricultural production declining by more than 42%, an analysis by the Western Cape provincial government has revealed.
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