Thousands of litres of milk dumped in US as pandemic deepens

Various US dairy role players have asked agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, to intervene as billions of dollars in losses are expected at farm level...

Botswana beef farmers fear market losses due to Covid-19

Botswana's beef cattle producers lost their most lucrative market when the country’s border with South Africa's was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public...

UN warns of worsening locust invasion in East Africa

The UN has warned that with the arrival of the 2020 rainy season (from March to May), the number of locusts in certain African...

African states urged not to restrict cross-border food trade

Both the World Bank Group and the African Union are urging countries not to allow COVID-19-related border closures to impede critically needed food trade...

Global COVID-19 lockdowns boost urban farming

Lockdown restrictions in many countries around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic have resulted in the growing trend of people...

Zimbabwe to import maize due to erratic harvest prospects

Due to local plantings falling short of supplying enough maize for Zimbabwe’s domestic needs President Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched an international appeal for US$2,2...

SA planning to raise tariffs on poultry imports from US, Brazil

South Africa will increase tariffs on poultry imports from the US and Brazil, handing a boost to local producers who have called for fresh...

Namibia bans mango imports from Zambia

Namibia has banned the importation of mangoes suspected of carrying the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) from neighbouring country, Zambia. This is according to...

Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output

The maize planting season began across the southern Africa region in mid-October and for some countries in November 2019, but the process has so...

Botswana farmers want a permanent ban on vegetable imports.

A group of vegetable producers from across Botswana are calling for a permanent ban on imports of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbages, carrots, beetroot and green...