Agriculture

Kenya: Tomato is New Gold as Price Shoots Up

[Nation] It has been called the “new apple in town”, “red gold” and “bitcoin competitor”.Read More

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Nigeria: Central Bank to Create 10 Million Jobs for Smallholder Farmers in 5 Years

[Daily Trust] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend said that it would create about 10 million jobs in five years through support to small scale farmers nationwide.Read More

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Malawi: Nankhumwa Launches ‘Village Forest’ Project in Mulanje

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Kondwani Nankhumwa on Saturday officially launched a ‘Village Forest Project’ in his Mulanje Central constituency.Read More

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Rwanda: Rwanda Announces Import Ban On Tilapia Fingerlings

[East African] The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has announced a temporary ban on the importation of tilapia fingerlings as a preventive measure against the Tilapia Lake Virus, a disease which is already killing tilapia in Tanzania, Egypt, Ecuador and Colombia.Read More

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Uganda: Deadly Banana Disease – Locals Call for Govt Intervention

[Monitor] Local leaders in Ntungamo, Isingiro and Rwampara districts have called upon government to systematically intervene and contain the new deadly banana disease which is rapidly spreading into western Uganda districts.Read More

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Ghana: Vegetable Farmers Lament Post-Harvest Losses

[Ghanaian Times] Some Ghanaian vegetable farmers have raised concerns about the impact of continuous post-harvest losses on their activities, largely due to the lack of storage facilities and processing centres to add value to their produce.Read More

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Seychelles: Seychelles, European Council to Sign New Fisheries Agreement Next Week – Good News for Idle Labourers

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the European Council adopted the new EU-Seychelles Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement on Thursday and are expected to sign it next week, said the fisheries ministry.Read More

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Liberia: Firestone Liberia Suspends the Purchase of Rubber From Local Farmers

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Firestone Liberia is suspending the purchase of external rubber beginning March 1, 2020.Read More

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Kenya: Tea Bill Sails Through House Debate

[Nation] The Tea Bill sailed through the debate stage in the National Assembly yesterday setting the stage that will radically alter vending and auctioning of the cash crop in the country.Read More

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Liberia: What Does New Agriculture Minister Bring to the Job?

[Observer] Jeanine Cooper: It will take roughly 2 years to have Liberia reduce rice imports.Read More

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