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Agriculture to Assist in SA’s GDP Growth – Treasury

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is set to play a crucial role in the growth of the country’s gross domestic product, according to the 2017 Budget Speech. In his speech Gordhan said focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including ...

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MoFA to entice cocoa farmers with grants to cut down diseased trees

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, has said the government will compensate cocoa farmers whose trees will be cut down as a result of the swollen shoot disease. The minister said the grants would serve as motivation for the ...

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Africa: Agribusiness Giants On Merger Path

“If the Bayer-Monsanto merger is approved, the new merged company will control almost 30% of the global commercial seed market and 25% of the agrochemical market – making it the world’s largest supplier of seeds and chemicals. In South Africa, ...

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President Will Deliver on agric promises – Prof Gyan

By Prince Paul Amuzu: The Minister for Planning and Member of Parliament (MP) for the Wenchi Constituency in the Western region, Honorable Professor Gyan Baffour has expressed his optimism in the president, his Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, to ...

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We’re ready to Support ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ Program – PEF

The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) has declared its readiness to partner the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in the implementation of the recently announced “Planting for Food and Jobs” program. The foundation said it was interested in adding value ...

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Rice Production – Call to Reverse Negative Trends

By Choves Loh Minister Henri Eyebe Ayissi of Agriculture charges new G.M of UNVDA, Eric Andanfung to increase rice production and give visibility to actionsAgriculture and Rural Development Minister (MINADER), Henri Eyebe Ayissi, has stressed the role of the upper ...

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Agric Workers Demand Ready Market for Produce

The General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU), has made a call on the government to create the available market for the produce of farmers in the country. This follows the assurance from President Nana Akufo Addo to boost the agriculture sector ...

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South Africa: Drought Has Had ‘Devastating Impact on Agriculture Sector’ – Treasury

The nationwide drought has had a devastating effect on the agriculture sector and its value chain, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in his 2017 Budget Speech. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expects to spend R644m on infrastructure projects ...

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Mango Farmers Worried About Climate Change

By Prince Paul Amuzu: Mango farmers in the Yilo Krobo municipality of the Eastern region have expressed their reservations about the effect of the climate change currently sweeping over the globe, particularly its effect on farming activities in the county. ...

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Tanzania: Agriculture Is Worst Hit Sector as Credit Drops By Nearly 6%

By Alawi Masare Dar Es Salaam — Agriculture is the most suffering sector as banks’ credit to almost all economic activities has declined in 2016. Manufacturing, transport and communication and building and construction all experienced negative growth but agriculture has ...

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