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Tanzania: Biogas Tech Set to Raise Farmers' Income

 SERENGETI District agricultural team has set up a bio-gas plant which is expected to be exemplary of modern farming and productivity .     In an interview with the 'Daily News' at the just ended Nane Nane exhibitions at Nyamhongolo Grounds in Mwanza, the Serengeti District Agriculture Irrigation Officer, Mr Simion Waryuba said the plant could be built at home. Biogas refers to gas produced from organic.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th August 2014

Kenya plans to sell a 51 percent stake in five sugar millers

 Kenya plans to sell a 51 percent stake in five sugar millers to strategic investors starting this month as it looks to complete reforms aimed at making its sugar industry competitive, a top official said on Friday.   East Africa's largest economy is expected to fully open up its market to imports from the regional Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) states after more than a decade of an arrangement that allowed it.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th August 2014

African, U.S. Leaders Announce New Partnerships to Help Farmers

 The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition now has commitments from private investors totaling more than $10 billion, U.S. and African officials announced at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 5. These new investments are expected to create about 650,000 jobs and reach over 5 million small-holder farmers in initial New Alliance and Grow Africa countries, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said in a press.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

SAPA welcomes commitment to the NDP

 The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) welcomed the commitment made by President Zuma, at the State of the Nation address on the 17 June 2014 to the agricultural objectives as set out in the National Development Plan Poultry-Africa-hyper7proSAPA has put plans in place to transform South Africa's local poultry sector. (Image source: hyper7pro) Kevin Lovell, CEO of SAPA, said in aiming for a five per cent economic growth rate and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

East Africa dairy farmers benefit from agricultural training

 East African farmers have benefitted from agricultural training, with the volume of milk sold by farmers in the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project increasing by 102 per cent over three years Dairy farmers Gates FoundationThe EADD project set a target to double the earnings of 17,000 dairy farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. (Image source: Gates Foundation) The EADD joined forces with Heifer International, the World.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

KARI develops new banana and rice varieties

 The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) has developed new banana, rice and cassava varieties for farmers in Kenya Kenyan-farmer-K. TrautmannThe new banana, rice and cassava varieties for Kenyan farmers will prevent them from recycling seeds during the planting season. The new FHIA-17 banana variety matures within 12 months and has an impressive number of banana fingers and weighs more than 100 kg. “The FHIA-17 is suitable.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

Kenya's avocado sub-sector shows promising future

 With an estimated annual production of 115,000mt, Kenya’s avocado sub-sector has experienced further growth as investments increase in the counties and new export markets open up avocado-olle svenssonMore than 70 per cent of total avocado production comes from smallholder farmers. (Image source: olle_svensson) Foreign investors setting up avocado factories in the country have also improved prospects among local farmers. Each year,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

Kenya chooses GM and biotech, but there are smarter ways to feed Africa

 Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has made the case for Africa to use biotechnology in food production to deal with hunger and poverty. But when it comes to the issue of food security in Africa, there are often hidden agendas at work. There’s a lot to be gained by agri-tech companies if leaders blindly promote biotechnology.   Biotechnology is, generally speaking, the use of living organisms to fulfil a practical.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Akuakare to Participate at the FOODEXPO Africa 2014

 Akuakare Aquaculture Equipment Ltd, Turkeys leading company  in Aquaculture Fisheries & Poultry Equipments is to participate in the FOODEXPO AFRICA 2014, Africas largest international Food, Hospitality & Agriculture trade exhibition is gearing up to feature the latest products, equipment and machinery. It will be held from the 3rd to 5th of October 2014 at the KICC Nairobi, Kenya. Akuakare Aquaculture Equipment Ltd, are.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th August 2014

Dangote Makes Africa's Largest Single Investment In Rice Production

 VENTURES AFRICA – Africa’s richest man and king capitalist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to invest $1 billion (N165 billion) in Nigeria’s commercial rice farming; making it the largest single investment ever made in rice production on the continent.   The investment will see the establishment of two modern integrated rice mills. They will both have the capacity to mill 120,000 Metric Tons of rice.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Tanzania: Cotton Firm Trains Farmers How to Improve Production

Mwanza — COTTON and textile development programme (CTDP) is promoting twenty high performing farmers to be village-based agro dealers in charge of quality input service providers.   CTDP input Market Manager, Ms Lillian Magak said here over the week-end that the dealers have been trained by experts from the Arusha-based Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) to ensure that they buy seeds on time, and from reliable.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014

Kenya: Coffee Board Takes Crop to Western

 The Coffee Board of Kenya will introduce the Robusta variety in western Kenya in a bid to boost the country's total production by enabling non-traditional areas to grow coffee.   It said this, besides encouraging farmers to grow other varieties, will reverse the declining production of the crop.   "We will create awareness among farmers in Rift Valley areas of Bomet and Nandi, and in western Kenya zones that border.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014



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