BOTSWANA - Lead Researcher at Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) professor Nnyaladzi Batisani says the current drought combined with volatility in global markets poses a serious challenge to the country’s food security.
GHANA - Mr Daniel Asiedu has been appointed the new Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank Limited (ADB).
ETHIOPIA - Samsung C&T, a Chinese subsidiary of South Korean Samsung C&T Corporation, is supplying fertilizers to Ethiopia’s Agricultural Inputs Supply Enterprise (AISE) at lower prices than previous purchases.
KENYA - Kenya sees tea export earnings of Sh115-120 billion this year depending on the exchange rate, after a 23 per cent rise in earnings to Sh125.25 billion ($1.23 billion) in 2015, the agriculture industry regulator said Wednesday.
GHANA – Cocoa farmers are to be supplied with 100,000 spraying machines this year at highly subsidized price.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe has produced close to 62,000 metric tonnes of wheat against an annual requirement of 400,000 metric tonnes due to massive power outages and lack of funding, a senior government official has said.
KENYA - Kenya has inched closer to resuming avocado exports to South Africa, by creating pest-free areas for the growth of the crop.
GHANA - The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Francis Oppong, has appealed to custodians of traditional lands to release lands for farming under the board’s Youth in Cocoa Programme.
KENYA – Kenya has made an important stride on the path that could eventually enable farmers to access GMO technology by providing “conditional approval for the environmental release” of Bt maize.
KENYA - Japan is set to increase the land it is irrigating in Mwea from 20,000 to 32,000 acres.
GHANA - Dr Ekow Spio-Gabrah, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has called for the creation of a platform to ensure that regular information on food crops are made available at any part of the country.
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