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Dangote Plans U.S.$4.6 Billion Investment in Farming Over 3 Years

Dangote Plans U.S.$4.6 Billion Investment in Farming Over 3 Years

Dangote Group Dangote Group is planning to invest a total sum of $4.6 billion in farming in Nigeria – $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production, over the next three years as the company seeks to expand its operations in the country. Edwin Devakumar, Executive Director at Dangote’s Industries Unit, […]

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans on Monday expressed both shock and surprise over government revelations it could soon partner a group of Canadian firms to produce marijuana or mbanje ostensibly for medical purposes. The revelations were reportedly made by Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu at a recent Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Victoria Falls. Mpofu […]

Milestone for Agriculture in East Africa

Milestone for Agriculture in East Africa

Agriculture will now be placed as number one engine of economic growth in the East African Community (EAC) integration process. This follows last week’s signing of the EAC Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact. “The Compact is designed to facilitate coordination of regional and cross cutting programmes that complement agricultural programmes and projects at […]

Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

Djibouti has opened the Port of Ghoubet with the main aim of making it a key terminal for salt exportation, with a capacity of five million tonnes, to the world from Lake Assal, one of the lowest spots in the world. The Port, which has been under construction for the last two years at a […]

The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea launches a study on financing for irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain

The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea launches a study on financing for irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain

The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea aims to accelerate the implementation of Government flagship initiatives through the development and incubation of effective, sustainable, and results-oriented implementation and governance approaches. Pilot projects are focused on agriculture, mining and leadership development. In agriculture, the Delivery Unit launched a study to set […]

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has said that leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following President Robert Mugabe’s footsteps in distributing land to black people in their countries. Grace said this while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira in Harare on Tuesday. She also said that the white community around […]

Africa Still Hesitant to Adapt Agro Biotech

Africa Still Hesitant to Adapt Agro Biotech

Lack of funding, loss of trained technical expertise, slow development of the biotechnology sector, lack of political will and the issue of public acceptance brought by activism are the main challenges facing many African countries especially, East African countries on biotechnology and bio-safety. A three-day workshop held in Mwanza Region, organized by African Agricultural Technology […]

Leave Our Land and Go Play Golf, Mugabe Loyalist Chipanga Tells White Farmers

Leave Our Land and Go Play Golf, Mugabe Loyalist Chipanga Tells White Farmers

Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzi Chipanga has reportedly urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to eject all remaining commercial white farmers in the country’s Manicaland province, saying they should relocate to Harare’s leafy Borrowdale suburb “where they can relax and play golf”. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Chipanga said this during a rally that was also addressed by […]

Zimbabwe to Harvest 4m Tonnes Food Crops

Zimbabwe to Harvest 4m Tonnes Food Crops

Zimbabwe is expecting to harvest four million tonnes of food crops from the 2016-17 agricultural season, the final Government-sponsored crop and livestock assessment report has revealed. This means the country will have a surplus of one million tonnes of food crops. The food crops include maize, sorghum, millet, roundnuts, groundnuts, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, cowpeas, […]

Botswana kills over 300 stray cattle

Botswana kills over 300 stray cattle

More than 300 cattle have been shot so far in Botswana after the neighbouring country effected a shot to kill policy on stray livestock last year in a bid to curb foot and mouth. This was revealed by the Officer Commanding police in Matabeleland South Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Learn Ncube when he appeared before […]

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