AFRICA - The African Seed Access Index (Tasai) will launch a new initiative to boost the seed sector in Africa targeting smallholder farmers from Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
KENYA - The prices of agro-based produce and farm inputs will be controlled by a State agency if a Bill becomes law.
NIGERIA - Favourable policies by the federal government have attracted private-sector investment to the tune of N800 billion to Nigeria’s budding agricultural sector since 2012, THISDAY findings have revealed.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms.
SOUTH AFRICA - Cabinet has approved the five-year Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Strategic Framework and Agricultural Policy Action Plan.
SOUTH AFRICA - The Western Cape provincial government has established a land reform advisory desk to help to speed up transformation in the province’s agricultural sector.