UGANDA - World Bank Group country manager Christina Malmberg Calvo has said her institution is ready to help Uganda in linking agriculture to manufacturing.
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 – 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.
GHANA – Dr. Stephen Opuni, Chief Executive of COCOBOD, has indicated the government’s unwavering determination to make cocoa farming more attractive and rewarding.
AFRICA - Unduly restrictive regulations and trade barriers that limit the use of GMOs in many countries will cost developing nations as much as US$1.5 trillion by 2050 if they are not stopped, according to a new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
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.
KENYA - Kenya has been ranked last in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in regulation of agricultural markets in a survey by the World Bank (WB).
ZAMBIA - Government will soon identify land for a farm block in Ndola of between 40,000 and 50,000 hectares to promote economic diversification, Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has said.
DRC – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to finance the North Kivu Agriculture Sector Support (PASA-NK) project.
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.
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.
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