KENYA - The rural population could be moved to towns and other settlements to pave way to mechanised agriculture. This is aimed at boosting food production.
RWANDA - The Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) that includes the Project for Rural Income through Exports (PRICE) has officially handed over the National Sericulture Centre to the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB.)
GHANA - Three economic experts have said that the government’s concentration on the cocoa sector to the detriment of other areas is partly responsible for the pressure on the country’s depreciating currency.
UGANDA - Uganda has dismissed claims of land grabbing made against Bidco in a statement from its Agriculture Minister Vincent Rubarema.
KENYA - The Nairobi Coffee Exchange has joined the licensing row pitting the agriculture regulator, Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU) and City Hall in a spat that could delay payment to farmers for their produce.
GHANA - As part of efforts to reduce the consumption of tobacco products and its related health hazards, Parliament has approved an increase in the price of tobacco products in the country.
KENYA - Vision 2030 Delivery Board chairman James Mwangi is concerned that under-investment in agriculture could further widen the gap between the poor and rich.
NIGERIA - The inclusion, by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), of 41 items as not valid for foreign exchange is taking a toll on manufacturers, rice importers and millers, who are now asking the government to prevail on the apex bank for a policy review.
KENYA - The stand-off has caused confusion in the agriculture sector, with some of the entities that have a footprint across the country being the most affected.
KENYA - The agriculture sector regulator and Nairobi county government are fighting over who between them has the powers to issue a trading licence to the Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU).
NIGERIA - The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has partnered private sector groups in the agricultural sector to implement micro reforms to revolutionise the agricultural sector of Nigeria.
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