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Agriculture Pulling Nigeria Out of Recession – Presidency

Agriculture Pulling Nigeria Out of Recession – Presidency

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu says efforts to get the nation out of its present economic challenges is beginning to yield positive results, especially in the area of agriculture. The presidential aide said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. According to him, an increase in the volume of rice production and processing across […]

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s $500 million command agriculture scheme raises eyebrows

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s $500 million command agriculture scheme raises eyebrows

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s much trumpeted $500 million command agriculture scheme is a monumental failure and could leave the government saddled with debts running into millions, data made available to this paper has revealed. The government has stepped up propaganda to sell the command agriculture scheme as a huge success but those in the loop about […]

Dangote Salt, NAFDAC Collaborate To Sanitize Food Market

Dangote Salt, NAFDAC Collaborate To Sanitize Food Market

The management of Dangote Salt and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have expressed their readiness to collaborate and corroborate efforts to rid the food market of unwholesome practices by unscrupulous traders. The two managements resolved to work together closely to monitor the quality of products that are delivered to […]

Brahman breeder believes in Zambia’s potential

Brahman breeder believes in Zambia’s potential

Besides the Brahman stud, Neville aslo runs a commercial herd of about 150 cows which he has bred up from Brahman/Angus and Brahman/Hereford crosses. Neville Pinkney is well known and respected for his prime Brahman genetics and runs a successful farm near Mazabuka. Farming with his parents, he has a commercial cattle herd, breeds goats […]

Food Inflation Hits Nine-Month High As Vegetable Prices Soar

Food Inflation Hits Nine-Month High As Vegetable Prices Soar

This happened in a month where fasting season began and salary adjustment for civil servants were made. 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 […]

Khat in the Horn of Africa – A Scourge or Blessing?

Khat in the Horn of Africa – A Scourge or Blessing?

Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat. As the hours pass they animatedly discuss economics, politics, history, life and more while chewing the leaves. The gathering is a picture of civility. But […]

Malawi Tea Farmers to Open Fertilizer Making Factory

Malawi Tea Farmers to Open Fertilizer Making Factory

Tea farmers in Thyolo district are planning to open up an organic fertilizer making factory this year having successfully run test studies. Wilfred Kastom, Chairperson of Mtendere Tea Cooperative said, once the factory is established, it will among others reduce cost that farmers incurred when buying chemical fertilizer while at the same time improve their […]

Dangote ends Nigeria’s Cement importation…exports 0.4m metric tons cement to neighboring countries

Dangote ends Nigeria’s Cement importation…exports 0.4m metric tons cement to neighboring countries

Following continuous increase in its production capacity, foremost cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc has finally ended the era of Nigeria’s dependence on importation as the company exported 0.4 million tons of the product to other countries in 2016. In its 2016 full year audited results presented on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) […]

Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON®Star Programme

Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON®Star Programme

Syngenta’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet (1.2 t/ha, +40%), sorghum (1.1 t/ha, +86%), maize (2.7 t/ha, +101%), irrigated rice (9.4 t/ha, +11%) and rain-fed rice (2.0 t/ha, +33%). The achievements from year one of the APRON®Star project in Senegal are one of the focus […]

Ethiopia Banks on Agro-Industrial Parks for Economic Growth

Ethiopia Banks on Agro-Industrial Parks for Economic Growth

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn laid a cornerstone for Baeker Integrated Agro-Industrial Park yesterday in Humera, town of western Tigray State. Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Hailemariam said the industrial park would play a role in creating economic integration with neighboring countries apart from its importance for the national economy. The premier noted that the […]

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