KENYA - Japanese conglomerate Toyota Tsusho Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Moi University to conduct research on soil to establish the suitability of different types of fertiliser for given locations.
ZAMBIA - The country is expected to record low soyabean yields in the 2015/16 farming season due to a shortage of seed in the country.
ZAMBIA - The Ministry of Agriculture has approved an application from an investor who has expressed interest to develop Luswishi farm block in Lufwanyama.
KENYA - The search for improved breeds that offer optimum milk quantities by farmers in East Africa could soon be over after a local organisation launched the first cow Invitro Fertilisation (IVF) Embryo Transfer (ET).
KENYA - Flower production has fallen by over 20 per cent due to rains that have been pounding Naivasha and its environs.
KENYA - Increased demand for sisal fibre by western and middle-eastern countries has led to rising exports creating a scarcity of the raw material for local spinners.
RWANDA - A new project aimed at increasing rice production in Eastern Province has kicked off. The Rwangingo marshland rice improvement project will cover 900 hectares of the swamp, and will help boost rice cultivation in the districts of Gatsibo and Nyagatare, agriculture ministry officials have said.
ZIMBABWE - The cotton industry has moved to stem side-marketing of the crop by setting up a new system for procuring seed cotton.
ZAMBIA - Nyiombo Investments Limited has delivered about 56,000 tonnes of top dressing fertiliser to six provinces for the 2015/16 farming season.
ZAMBIA - The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a roadmap that will address differences in standards and regulations that hinder regional trade in maize.
ZAMBIA - Zambia Agriculture Commodity Exchange (ZAMACE) has so far certified four warehouse operators with a total of 300,000 tonnes’ storage space.
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