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Boosting agricultural production in eastern and southern Africa

Leading organisations in agricultural policy, trade and technology transfer met in Nairobi from 13 -14 December 2018 to identify the implementation of harmonised seed regulations within the eastern and southern

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Seed Co source more liquidity on Botswana bourse

Seed Co International the pan Africa seed manufacturer has listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) to strengthen and enhance visibility of the company’s brand and regional operations. According

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Climate change risks escalates

Oxfam International said climate change has set the planet on fire with millions already feeling the impacts. Apollos Nwafor, Pan Africa Director of Oxfam International believes the faster governments embrace the

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FISP inputs reach remote areas on time

Timely delivery of farming inputs has been applauded by farmers from the remote districts of north-western province. Farmers in the province have already received inputs before the on-set of rains.

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Agriculture windfall for African countries

World Bank has announced plans to disburse, via the International Development Association (IDA), $190 million to support agricultural colleges in six African countries – Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi

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Manufacturers told to make women friendly agricultural machines

Agriculture equipment manufacturers have been advised to produce women-friendly farming machines to attract more women into the sector. Dr. Julius Gatune, Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor, Africa Centre for Economic

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African countries need to push Climate Smart Agriculture

The World Bank recently launched one of its largest climate smart agriculture initiatives in India. Through this $420 million initiative, the bank expects to reach over 25 million smallholder farmers

Sugar project elates Chilangwa

Nava Bharat Ventures has announced that a US$225 million integrated sugar project in Kawambwa district is on the cards. Kawambwa Sugar Limited the company’s subsidiary has earmarked the development of

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Japan told to invest in agriculture

Japan’s foreign investment promotion arm – Japan External Trade Organisation has urged the country’s private firms to invest in Zambia’s agriculture sector. Katsumi Hirano, Organisation Executive Vice President said JETO

Agritech Expo wins prestigious AAXO ROAR award

Agritech Expo Zambia, has scooped its 3rd AAXO ROAR Award in honour of excellence in the exhibition and events industry on the continent during 2017. The awards are organised by