GHANA - As part of efforts to strengthen surveillance to check the possible cross-border transmission of avian influenza from neighbouring countries into Ghana, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has banned the importation of day old chicks, eggs and other poultry products.
ETHIOPIA - As it struggles with heavily weather-dependent subsistence agriculture, now facing a threat of drought, government declares the amalgamation of five state-owned enterprises engaged in agriculture under a corporate structure – the Ethiopian Agricultural Business Corporation (EABC).
SOUTH AFRICA - The sugar industry is confident it can produce enough sugar to supply the local market in 2015-16 despite the severe drought in several sugar-growing regions, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday.
TANZANIA - Despite being labelled as producing quality milk in the region, the local dairy industry is still struggling to survive under stiff competition from foreign imports.
GHANA - The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), has recommended that fertiliser should be distributed to food crop farmers free of charge as it is being done for cocoa farmers.
KENYA - Two Phillipine-based companies have entered an agreement with Kenyan start-up Wanda Organic to establish bio-organic fertiliser manufacturing plants in Nakuru and Laikipia counties by the end of the year-end.
AFRICA - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has announced a relief package of US$549 million in support of 14 countries most affected by the ongoing drought in Eastern and Southern Africa.
ZAMBIA - Government and various agro-stakeholders have resolved that it should be mandatory that exporters of fish and livestock products be inspected, certified and registered annually by Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to ensure sanitary compliance.
ZAMBIA – Zambia has potential to increase its annual maize production to 10 million tonnes from three million if Government policies remain consistent, a South African commodities expert has said.
ZAMBIA - AGCO, owners of farm equipment global brand Massey Ferguson, will this month stage an agricultural fair in Chalimbana, the first ever in Africa.
GHANA - The Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF), has raised red flag about the establishment of the Ghana Broiler Revitalisation Project (GHABROP) two years ago.
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