RWANDA - Farmers have been urged to take advantage of the existing financial institutions to access credit to boost productivity.
RWANDA - Poultry farming in Eastern Province could be boosted thanks to a new multi-million poultry facility in Bugesera District.
UGANDA - Players in Uganda’s beef industry have requested the government to increase its support to the industry, if they are to perform better in both local and international markets.
KENYA - Japan is set to increase the land it is irrigating in Mwea from 20,000 to 32,000 acres.
ZAMBIA - China-Africa Cotton Limited has expressed interest in revamping operations at the defunct Zambia China Mulungushi Textiles (ZCMT), where the company intends to process an annual 40,000 tonnes of cotton it grows in Eastern Province.
RWANDA - Construction works of Rwf3.5 billion animal feeds factory were launched in Huye District on Thursday.
GHANA - Agribusiness company, Regional Market Group (RMG) Concept Limited, has taken over the agro input business of Wienco Ghana Limited.
ZAMBIA - Three prospective investors have been allocated 15,000 hectares in Luswishi farm block where they will invest over US$80 million.
SWITZERLAND – The long and protracted sale of Syngenta has finally been sealed after China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Syngenta announced a definitive deal for ChemChina to acquire the Swiss agrochemicals and seed giant for an all-cash US$43 billion.
TANZANIA - John Deer Financial and Microfinance Bank Plc. (NMB) have signed an agreement to assist farmers acquire farming machinery through affordable credit arrangements.
ZIMBABWE - The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) is in the process of completing the construction of its headquarters in Harare and is set to be operational during the course of 2016, a company official has said.
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