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Govt to build ranches for pastoralists

TANZANIA - The government has finally come up with what it believes would be a lasting solution to the long standing violent conflicts between pastoralists and farmers that had cost hundreds of lives, through launching special ranches for livestock keepers.

Cameroon receives US$1 m grant to promote aquaculture

CAMEROON – The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to finance the Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Promotion Project (PPEA) that will help to establish over 300 small enterprises in the fish farming sector.

Establish livestock regulator – LDT

ZAMBIA – The Livestock Development Trust (LDT) says Government should consider setting up a livestock regulatory authority that will compel livestock farmers and traders to adhere to policies that support the development of the sector.

US opens up for more of SA’s goods

SOUTH AFRICA - After intense discord over SA’s participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), the trade relationship between SA and the US is on the mend, with talks now under way to provide greater access for SA’s agricultural products into the lucrative US market.

Osun targets cocoa to increase revenue

NIGERIA - Osun state government has unfolded plans to focus on research and development of cocoa and other agricultural produce, to assist farmers increase internally generated revenue from the planned grading of cocoa by commodity board to be established by the state.