Tag: Agriculture

World Bank avail $600m to fund Zambia’s agriculture and energy
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World Bank avail $600m to fund Zambia’s agriculture and energy

Staff Reporter - Aug 07, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – The World Bank has set aside $600 million for Zambia to invest in agriculture, energy, rural roads and budget support over the…

Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialisation in Africa
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Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialisation in Africa

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Akinwumi Adesina Abidjan - No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, which contributes…

LOCUST INVASION! ….Region needs US$4m to fight plague
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LOCUST INVASION! ….Region needs US$4m to fight plague

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2017

By Sifelani Tsiko Countries in east, central and southern Africa need over US$4 million to battle a locust plague  that is threatening the food security of the majority…

Scientists hold Africa’s future
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Scientists hold Africa’s future

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

 Time to stop the brain drain AFRICA’S FUTURE lies in the hands of its scientists. From urbanisation to agriculture, climate change to pandemics, Africa needs science, technology…

Africa could feed the world, seriously
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Africa could feed the world, seriously

Staff Reporter - Oct 07, 2016

By  Vivian Maduekeh NIGERIA’S fledgling food export business was dealt a serious blow last year when the EU put a ban on beans imports - after over four…

Zim stirs, enough food by 2017
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Zim stirs, enough food by 2017

Staff Reporter - Sep 26, 2016

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire ZIMBABWE has embarked on an ambitious “command agriculture” initiative, which, when successfully executed, will see the country produce two million metric tons of the…

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We’re tired of being in the dark – Adesina

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

By Nicholas Norbrook in Sharm el-Sheikh AfDB president Adesina wants to use the bank to de-risk investments in electricity and agriculture and so help transform the continent’s economies.…

SADC safeguards agri sector as it inks deal with EU
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SADC safeguards agri sector as it inks deal with EU

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – SADC-EPA members have ensured the safeguard of the agricultural sector ahead of the implementation of the EPA with the EU, allaying fears that…

Namibia, Kenya signs agreement on cooperatives development
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Namibia, Kenya signs agreement on cooperatives development

Staff Reporter - Mar 31, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek- Namibia and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperatives development. As per the agreement, Kenya with a vibrant cooperative sector spanning over…

Zim’s headache: Striking a balance between mining and agriculture
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Zim’s headache: Striking a balance between mining and agriculture

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Harare- As the Zimbabwean government seeks to make amendments to the country’s Mines and Minerals Act, there is a greater call to create a balance…

Africa Can Feed itself and the World. Why is it Not?
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Africa Can Feed itself and the World. Why is it Not?

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2016

By Kajuju Murori “Agriculture, across Africa, must now be taken as a business - to generate wealth and rapidly diversify our economies - not for managing poverty,” AfDB…

Striking a balance between mining, agriculture
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Striking a balance between mining, agriculture

Staff Reporter - Mar 22, 2016

Rumbidzayi Zinyuke As the Zimbabwean government seeks to make amendments to the country’s Mines and Minerals Act, there is a greater call to create a balance between…

Agriculture not a social issue but serious business
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Agriculture not a social issue but serious business

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2016

Esther Dzviti Africa has for a long time treated agriculture as a very sensitive sector that needs a lot of support and that needs to be protected…

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Agric firm spreads wings to Zambia

Staff Reporter - Feb 25, 2016

> Tichaona Owen Kurewa Harare- Zimbabwean agriculture concern, Red Dane Farming has expanded its operation to Zambia as it seeks to expand its revenue base, the company…

Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers
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Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers

Staff Reporter - Feb 02, 2016

> Lazarus Sauti Harare - Farmers in Buhera North, a constituency with a population of more than 47 000 people, are facing serious drought challenges as the…

The Outlook for Agriculture in Southern Africa
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The Outlook for Agriculture in Southern Africa

Staff Reporter - Jan 08, 2016

• By Eddie Cross The past year has been a wakeup call for southern Africa as crop output has collapsed in nearly all States except South Africa…

Regional agriculture stalls, food imports rise – who’s to blame?
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Regional agriculture stalls, food imports rise – who’s to blame?

Staff Reporter - Jan 08, 2016

> By Fatuma Camara About 70% of the population in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region depends on agriculture for food, income and employment, and the sector…

Agriculture:  A priority area in China-Africa relations
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Agriculture: A priority area in China-Africa relations

Staff Reporter - Dec 04, 2015

> Kizito Sikuka Agriculture has been identified by Africa as a priority development area in the China-Africa strategic partnership. The agricultural sector is regarded as an engine…