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Africa: U.S. ‘Dumping’ Dark Meat Chicken On African Markets

Mpumalanga — The United States and Europe’s preference for white meat is hurting Africa’s poultry industry, says Luc Smalle, manager at the agro firm Rossgro in South Africa’s Mpumalanga area. With 3000 Ha of maize and 1000 Ha of soya, ...

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Zimbabwe: 700k Fingerlings Boost for Command Fisheries

Government has distributed 700 000 fingerlings in 20 districts across the country as part of Command Fisheries launched by President Mugabe at Tokwe-Mukosi Dam in Masvingo last month. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week also stocked Insukamini Dam with ...

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Rwanda: Fruit Prices Up in Huye District

The prices of fruits have gone up in Huye District, Southern Province, a mini-survey by The New Times indicates. According to the survey conducted in Huye town, consumers now have to fork out more to buy passion fruits, watermelon and ...

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Uganda: Soroti Farmers Make Losses As Fruit Factory Delays

Soroti — When government announced grand plans for the construction of a multi-million fruit factory in Teso sub-region in 2012, to provide a ready market for citrus fruits, farmers received the news with exhilaration. Upon purchasing from farmers, the fruits ...

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Zimbabwe: Livestock Farmers Cry Foul Over Taxes

Farmers in the livestock production sector have cried foul over various taxes they are expected to pay dubbed “beef sector compliance costs”. The farmers are expected to pay levies to abattoirs, Agricultural Marketing Association, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Veterinary Services, ...

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Namibia: Farming Is Not for the Faint Hearted – Tilahun

Windhoek — “Farming is not for the faint hearted and with these conditions, we are seriously facing a real threat to the viability of being a producer under the prevailing market and economic conditions,” says Meatco’s disputed Board chairperson, Dr. ...

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Africa: Adesina Named 2017 World Food Prize Winner – the ‘Nobel’ of Agriculture

Monrovia’ — Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has been named the winner of this year’s World Food Prize. The prestigious U.S.$250,000 prize is given annually to a person who has worked to advance human development by “improving ...

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Zimbabwe: GMB Moisture Content Limit Spawns Dealers – Farmers Lose Millions to Illegal Traders – Govt Input Schemes Under Threat

By Walter Nyamukondiwa A two-tier black market system has emerged outside most Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots countrywide where grain rejected for moisture content in excess of the accepted 12,5 percent threshold ends up being sold. This has also resulted ...

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Zimbabwe: Communal Farmers Top Maize Yield – Report

By Elita Chikwati Communal farmers are leading in maize production for the 2016-17 farming season, as their output increased by 364 percent. According to the final crop and livestock assessment report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation ...

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Tanzania: Tobacco Growers Fear Livelihood Is At Stake

By Anthony Tambwe Tobacco farmers in the country have come out into the open and demanded an audience with authorities who they claim are threatening their existence. Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the International Tobacco Growers Association ...

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