GHANA - Mr Francis Gabrah, National Chairman of the National Union of Aquaculture Association has called for a nationwide aquaculture zonation policy to help enhance the fishing industry in the country.
WORLD - All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the issue, say FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and French Minister for Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, warning that failure to do so would unravel recent progress made in combating world hunger.
ZAMBIA - The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) says the split of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock will balance the distribution of resources in terms of crops, fisheries and livestock development in Zambia.
ZAMBIA - African negotiators to the global climate change summit should not accept a deal that will not include climate smart agriculture (CSA) adaptation programmes, a consortium of civil society organisation has said.
ETHIOPIA - The UK government is funding a 15-year cotton strategy for Ethiopia with intent to have a new institutional arrangement for cotton development.
NIGERIA - At its Annual General Meeting which drew key stakeholders in the nation’s private and public sectors, the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) has set agenda for agriculture policy direction, ways of strengthening agribusiness associations and engaging strategic partners and donors.
ZAMBIA - Govt has with immediate effect banned the importation of wheat saying Zambian farmers have the capacity to meet local demand.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe has banned the movement of cattle in the southern part of the country near the South African border after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the deputy minister of agriculture said on Monday.
ZAMBIA – The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) says the country needs to strengthen measures aimed at regulating the illegal use of agrochemicals, which has increased due to the development of the agriculture sector.
MALAWI — Government policies aiming to transform the agriculture sector will only have greater success in poverty reduction if they are developed with the participation of smallholder farmers and their representative organisations.
ZIMBABWE - Government last week announced it was going to repossess land owned by wines and spirits maker African Distillers (Afdis) and 22 other white-owned farms, a move analysts have condemned as ill-informed and likely to affect investment.
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