RWANDA - Construction works of Rwf3.5 billion animal feeds factory were launched in Huye District on Thursday.
ZAMBIA - The World Food Programme (WFP), through the purchase for progress programme (P4P), has provided market worth US$12 million for over 9,000 smallholder farmers in the last four years.
KENYA - The Government has cut by half the cost of the 10,000-acre model farm of the ambitious Galana-Kulalu food security project in a new road map announced yesterday.
TANZANIA - Agriculture leaders are looking forward to a highly productive 2016 amidst fears that smuggled goods, which distorted the domestic market last year will be addressed by President John Pombe Magufuli’s government.
KENYA - A former Senior World Bank official has taken over as the Principal Secretary for Irrigation at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
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.
RWANDA - The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) is stepping up efforts to link farmers and buyers in different markets abroad as one of the ways to ensure that they earn more from their produce.
GHANA - Mr Winfred Osei Owusu, President of Cashew Industry Association of Ghana has called for a higher level of commitment from policy makers towards the development of the cashew sector, reports Ghana News Agency.
KENYA - The country will this year begin to automate trading at its weekly tea auction of regional produce to increase transparency in dealings, the chairman of the East African Tea Traders Association (EATTA), which runs the sale, said yesterday.
ZIMBABWE - Players in the leather industry in Zimbabwe are operating at below 50% of capacity owing to the tough economic environment and a government levy introduced in 2014 on exports of raw hides to encourage beneficiation, an association official has said.
RWANDA - Rwanda’s tea export volumes and revenue grew significantly in the first 11 months of last year, statistics from the National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) indicate.
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