Kenyan wheat farmers question imports

Kenya's wheat imports hit Sh35,6 billion last year, amid rising concerns by local farmers that millers are overlooking their produce. The farmers said millers...

Top five agricultural innovations for smallholder farmers

One of the main discussions at the World Economic Forum annual meeting that took place from 17–20 February 2017 in Switzerland, is global agriculture....

New bell apple variety in Nigeria

In Nigeria, most apples are imported from South Africa, Europe and Asia, but now a new variety has been developed in this country. The new...

Namibia reports foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

The Namibian agricultural ministry has announced an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Zambezi region of this country.  The ministry's chief veterinary officer, Milton...

Africa: First successful embryo transplant in pigs

The first piglets conceived through embryo flushing were born on 20 May 2017. It is the first successful transplant in Africa and nine healthy...

Will Zim agriculture revive and if so, how?

Many thought it would never happen, but Robert Mugabe has left the building. In the past few weeks a lot has been said about...

Technology is key to food security in Africa

For small-scale farming in Africa to be sustainable, farmers need better access to new technology, says Agnes Kalibata, president of the Alliance for a...

Namibië kondig bykomende uitvoermaatreëls vir lewendehawe aan

Die Vleisraad van Namibië het aangekondig dat Namibiese lewendehawe wat vir Suid-Afrika bestem is, van 1 Mei 2017 af slegs by die bestemming soos...

Imports of livestock from neighbouring countries

A meeting was recently held between the director of Veterinary Services, Dr Mpho Maja, and the affected parties, the South African Feedlot Association (SAFA)...

How farmers are using wetlands sustainably

Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource. In their natural state, they provide a range of eco-system...
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