SOUTH AFRICA - The prevailing drought conditions and water shortages have not filtered into clear signs of job losses in the agricultural sector, according to SA’s largest farm workers’ union.
NIGERIA - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a report, ‘Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains’.
AFRICA - A project aimed at improving smallholder chicken production could uplift the livelihoods of millions of poor rural and peri-urban households in Sub-Saharan Africa.
SOUTH AFRICA - Farmers have demanded assistance from the government and financial institutions through "subsidised insurance" plans to protect them against loss caused by a drought that has hit four provinces.
CONGO - The Republic of the Congo and the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux.
AFRICA - Regional trade block COMESA has instituted a policy framework that will open up opportunities for honey production to become a commercial enterprise across the region and increase economic, social and environmental benefits.
ZAMBIA - Zambeef Products Plc says farmers should consider investing in the long-term if their farming businesses are to thrive and enable future stability in the agriculture sector.
ZAMBIA - A way of responding to Government’s efforts to contribute to food sustainability, Omnia Fertiliser has come up with a loan facility scheme for civil servants.
ZAMBIA – Zambia’s cassava production is expected to be boosted following the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) approval of a US$30 million loan that will accelerate inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihood.
GHANA - Dr. Akiwumi Ayodeji Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has said Africa’s future depends on agriculture as a business and, therefore, urged African governments to focus on building the agribusiness industry.
CAMEROON - Women farmers in western Cameroon are leading the way in commercial rice production, benefiting from new seeds and marketing opportunities that are helping them cope with climate stresses and provide for their families.
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