Tag "Food"

Rice project to close unemployment gap

Large-scale rice farming is set to kickoff in the Northern Province, as part of efforts to bridge unemployment gap. British firm Commodities Management Research Global Limited and Mungwi Farming Corporation

Export market for Tanzania’s cassava sourced

The Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited (TAEPZ) and Epoch Agriculture from China have sealed an out-grower scheme. The deal will ensure cassava farmers in Tanzania have access to reliable

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Influx of imported beef worries local producers

Stakeholders in the beef sub-sector have expressed concern over the influx of imported meat on the local market saying if unchecked, the vice has the potential to undermine investment in

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FRA seeks 220,000 tonnes of maize

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has to date managed to buy 280,000 metric tonnes of maize in 2016 as strategic food reserves, leaving a shortfall of 220,000 tonnes. To this

52 entries from South Africa in the 2016 World Cheese Awards

With entries for the prestigious 2016 World Cheese Awards (WCA) now closed, competition organisers have been able to confirm that 52 entries were received from 13 of South Africa’s cheesemakers.

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FRA closes 17 depots in Lundazi

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has closed 17 inactive satellite depots due to poor flow of maize in Lundazi. Of the 20 satellite depots, 17 have been dormant during the

Namibia to harvest more than 40 000 tonnes of white maize

Namibia is expected to produce 45 050 tonnes of white maize – the staple diet of most Namibians – at the end of the harvesting season after yet another drought

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Expedite buying of rice, FRA urged

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has been urged to speedy up the buying of rice from small-scale farmers in North-western province to encourage farmers increase productivity. Senior Chief Ndunga of

K200,000 cassava bulking centre on cards in Kasama

The Small-Holder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (SAPP) is to construct a cassava bulking centre in Kasama at a cost of over K200,000 to enable small-scale farmers to access markets easily. According

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Zimbabwean Govt to Import 1,7 Million Tonnes of Maize

The Government of Zimbabwe recently announced that the country had harvested 511 000 tonnes of maize for the 2015/2016 production year, against a national requirement of 2,2 million tonnes. Preliminary

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