ZAMBIA - The Small Livestock Association of Zambia (SLAZ) says Government should consider engaging and consulting key stakeholders when developing the new livestock policy to ensure it safeguards and enables the sector to operate effectively.
GHANA - Agribusiness company, Regional Market Group (RMG) Concept Limited, has taken over the agro input business of Wienco Ghana Limited.
ZAMBIA - Increased financing for African agriculture and implementation of well researched extension services is important in developing the sector that can ensure food security and uplift majority poor out of poverty, a senior international agricultural expert has said.
KENYA - The Kenya School of Monetary Studies (commonly referred to as KSMS) will be the venue for the 2016 edition of the African Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo.
RWANDA - The first African Transformation Forum (ATF) to be held in Kigali next month will focus on how the continent can use agriculture as a base for its economic transformation, the organisers said in a press statement on Monday.
ZAMBIA - NYIOMBO Investments Limited intends to import about 200,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser in readiness for the 2016/17 farming season.
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.
ZAMBIA - As a move to address the impacts of El Niño on agriculture and food and nutrition security, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has organised a two-day multi-sectorial stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional readiness and response strategy.
AFRICA - Three model pilot farms have been set up in Tanzania, Zambia and Congo, through an agreement between Egypt's Ministry of agriculture and the governments of the respective countries. The farms have areas ranging between 500 and 600 acres.
ZAMBIA - Three prospective investors have been allocated 15,000 hectares in Luswishi farm block where they will invest over US$80 million.
ZAMBIA - Government has challenged local producers and suppliers to take advantage of the recently signed bilateral trade agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to contribute to the economic transformation of the country.
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