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Kenya: Farmers Assured of Seed Stocks Ahead of Planting Season

The Kenya Seed Company has assured farmers of adequate certified seed stocks ahead of the planting season expected to begin from April in most parts of country.   Kenya Seed Managing Director Azariah Soi said there are about 30,000 tonnes of maize seeds in the market.   "There is no cause for alarm. We have also adequate seeds stocks for other crops such as wheat and beans. The sufficient maize varieties are there for the all.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th March 2017

Ethiopia: Food Inflation Reaches Nine-Month High of 7.8 Percent

Food inflation soared to its highest level in nine months in February, reaching 7.8pc similar to last February. One of the major factors behind the inflation was the rise in the prices of vegetables. This comes during the beginning of the Easter fasting season, as well as just after an announcement of a salary adjustment for civil servants.   Last week, the Ministry of Trade reported that there were signs of price increases by some.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th March 2017

Tanzania: Govt to Invest Heavily in Agro Industries, Assures Farmers of Reliable Markets

The government has assured farmers of reliable markets of their produce as it prepares to invest heavily in industries towards transforming the economy.   Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Charles Tizeba, told farmers who turned up at the SAGCOT Annual Partnership Forum in Dar es Salaam over the weekend that the contribution of the agricultural sector in the industrialisation drive was inevitable.   "We.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th March 2017

Kenya: Textile Firm Asks Farmers to Grow More Cotton, Boost Production

The Eldoret based Rift Valley Textile (Rivatex) East Africa is operating below capacity due to acute shortage of raw materials.   Managing Director Thomas Kipkurgat disclosed that the company is producing an average of 10,000 bales of cotton against a capacity of 70,000 annually.   "Severe shortage of cotton has impacted negatively on our operation," Prof Kipkurgat said and added that the firm has invested more than Sh300.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th March 2017

Kenya: Govt Increases Cotton Prices as Incentive to Woo Growers

Cotton farmers are set to earn more from the crop after the government increased producer prices per kilogramme from Sh42 to Sh50.   The move is intended to woo growers who have abandoned the crop, forcing ginneries to mill at below capacity.   The Fibre Crops directorate-- which manages cotton and sisal in the country-- said the decision to review the price was reached at as one of the many incentives that the government has lined.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 13th March 2017

Africa: China Disburses $30 Billion for Agriculture and Industrial Development

China has disbursed nearly $30 billion to assist African countries in different projects as it pledged to be the most reliable partner in speeding agriculture modernisation and industrial development. The major developing nation in 2015 announced $60 billion funding support for Africa at the Sixth Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation that was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 2015.   Addressing journalists at a.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 13th March 2017

Africa: Scientists Say Modern Technology Answer to Africa's Food Security Woes

Addis Ababa — Africa need to embrace modern technology in Agriculture to ensure food security for its citizens.   Experts meeting in Addis Ababa with media practitioners from across the continent are concerned that crop farming has been left in the hands of older members of the society while the young generation seeks white collar jobs.   This practice, they said, is dangerous as the cycle is broken once the elderly die.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th March 2017

Africa: UN Experts Call for Regulation of Harmful Pesticides, Switch to Sustainable Farming

Two United Nations human rights experts are calling for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming, and move towards sustainable agricultural practices.   "Excessive use of pesticides are very dangerous to human health, to the environment and it is misleading to claim they are vital to ensuring food security," the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th March 2017

Kenya: Donkey Meat Legal But Only Exported to China

Did you know that donkey meat has been legalised and certified for human consumption in Kenya?   Well, the Meat Control (amendment) Act 2012 documented donkey alongside horse as a food animal in Kenya.   While butcheries have not been licensed to sell donkey meat, interested parties and owners of abattoirs can seek licences at the relevant veterinary offices to slaughter and sell the meat outside the country.   According to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th March 2017

Ethiopia: Oromia State to Initiate Industrialization Based Economic Revolution

Oromia set to initiate a state wide economic revolution to fundamentally overhaul its economy through research based public-private partnership investment strategy aiming at ensuring economic justice among Oromo people.   State Communication Bureau Head Addisu Arega said the initiative would encourage domestic investment which in turn benefits the youth and farmers together with Foreign Direct Investment.   According to Addisu, the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th March 2017

Ethiopia: Upgrade of Agri-Technology Vital to Keep Growth Going - Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture and National Resources underscored the need for improving agri-technology to meet the goal of 594 million quintals crop production by end of GTP II.   Speaking at annual Agriculture and Mechanization Day Wednesday, Minister Dr. Iyasu Abreha highlighted that the sector is playing the role of ensuring food security and catapulting the country's effort to industrialize its economy and join middle income.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017

Kenya: Agri Insurance Uptake to Increase as Premiums Likely to Drop

Uptake of agriculture insurance in East Africa is expected to increase with the anticipated drop in premiums following the launch of a risk-sharing facility.   The risk-sharing facility by the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) and African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is aimed at encouraging regional underwriters to create affordable insurance products.   GIIF is a multidonor trust fund managed by the World Bank with.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 4th March 2017



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