ZAMBIA - The World Food Programme (WFP), through the purchase for progress programme (P4P), has provided market worth US$12 million for over 9,000 smallholder farmers in the last four years.
KENYA - The Government has cut by half the cost of the 10,000-acre model farm of the ambitious Galana-Kulalu food security project in a new road map announced yesterday.
KENYA - Japanese conglomerate Toyota Tsusho Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Moi University to conduct research on soil to establish the suitability of different types of fertiliser for given locations.
ZAMBIA - Nyiombo Investments Limited has delivered about 56,000 tonnes of top dressing fertiliser to six provinces for the 2015/16 farming season.
NIGERIA - With rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in Nigeria and many emerging economies placing a strain on the world’s food resources, latest report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has projected the emergence of food security in Africa as a major investment theme in the years to come.
GHANA - Aquaculture production of the country has increased from 38,547metric tonnes in 2014 to 46,250 metric tonnes in 2015, an increase of 20 percent.
TANZANIA - Agriculture leaders are looking forward to a highly productive 2016 amidst fears that smuggled goods, which distorted the domestic market last year will be addressed by President John Pombe Magufuli’s government.
ZAMBIA - The country is expected to record low soyabean yields in the 2015/16 farming season due to a shortage of seed in the country.
KENYA - Flower production has fallen by over 20 per cent due to rains that have been pounding Naivasha and its environs.
NIGERIA - Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Conveney has predicted that Nigeria and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa need 1.2 trillion Euros or $1.3 trillion to meet the consumption demands of their growing population by 2050.
KENYA - Members of Parliament have cleared a controversial Sh4 billion subsidised fertiliser supply contract, overruling the Kenya Bureau of Standards’ (Kebs) assessment that found impurities in some products imported through the port of Mombasa early this year.
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