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...

Dutch dairy is booming business: A window of opportunities for the Kenyan dairy sector

The Netherlands is traditionally known as a country with a big appetite for dairy products, including milk, butter and cheese. Nowadays, a modern and...

3M FARMERS FOR SMART AGRICULTURE

African Union Development Agency Chief Executive Officer Ibrahim Mayaki says over three million farmers in Zambia are expected to benefit from its climate smart...

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...

Mobile Milling Plant Coming

Multinational Business Zambia Trade & Investment, a wholly owned Zambian company, has secured a mobile milling franchise with Germany company Kastenmuller to land 24...

Africa Agri Tech puts the spotlight on science and technology in 2020

The Africa Agri Tech (AAT) conference, which is set to take place from 18-20 February 2020 at The Maslow Conference Centre, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria...

Zhongkai International ethanol plant to impact over 3,000 cassava growers

Over 3,000 smallholder farmers (of which 50% are women) are set to benefit from a $9 million ethanol and livestock feed processing plant by...