Dangote Group to bolster rice farming in Nigeria

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The Dangote rice outgrower scheme was Wednesday signed in Goronyo, Goronyo Local government, Sokoto giving hopes to 16,000 outgrower rice farmers. The Chairman of Dangote Rice Limited, Aliko Dangote said he was moving into rice cultivation because o [Read story...]

Which way for Africa’s farming?

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That Africa needs to up its food yields is in no doubt. What is in doubt however is the means of achieving this? There have been many ways and methods being suggested. Find out what the Organic Farmer thinks is the way out….Read more [Read story...]

Why weed control key to access USD5 b cassava market

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Efforts by the Nigerian government to tap the $5billion per annum cassava market demand investments in weed science research, agronomy, and cassava seeds system with a view to raising the productivity frontier of the root crop, says the Dr Alfred Dix [Read story...]

New Rwf8b project to boost rice farming

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A new project aimed at increasing rice production in Eastern Province has kicked off. The Rwangingo marshland rice improvement project will cover 900 hectares of the swamp, and will help boost rice cultivation in the districts of Gatsibo and Nyagatar [Read story...]

Kimalel goat auction raises Sh24 million

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A record Sh24 million was raised in less than 10 minutes at the famous annual Kimalel Goat Auction and Cultural Festival in Baringo presided over by Deputy President William Ruto. The buyers, mainly politicians, professionals and businessmen, bought [Read story...]

Kenya bets on new initiative to end drought disasters

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The Government has launched a programme designed to end drought emergencies in Kenya, according to James Oduor, the National Drought Management Authority chief executive officer. A veterinary doctor vaccinates animals. The Government has previously l [Read story...]

Taita dairy earnings rise to Sh51 million

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Dairy farmers at the Coast are looking at better prospects after processor Brookside announced that earnings for farmers in the region increased by 10 per cent last year compared to 2013 earnings. Taita Taveta county, one of Brookside’s key raw mil [Read story...]

Rwanda’s tea firms get global recognition

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Rwanda’s tea industry was last week recognised for producing best quality tea in the international Gold Medal Tea Competition held in America. The recognition was announced during the 6thAnnual North American Tea Conference in San Antonio, Texas. S [Read story...]

Kenya in bid to improve farmers’ incomes

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The Government has announced a new initiative with county governments to resuscitate the agricultural sector with a view to reducing poverty and food insecurity. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed According to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary A [Read story...]

Nyaruguru gets Rwf3.8b agric modernisation project

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry has signed a partnership deal with Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) to support modern farming in Nyaruguru District. L-R: KOICA’s Hyeong, Musabyimana and mayor Habitegeko during t [Read story...]

Online coffee auction rakes in over Rwf300m

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Rwanda has fetched $423,396 (about Rwf318 million) from this year’s online coffee auction, an increase from $301,771 (about Rwf226.3 million) generated in 2014. Farmers and buyers attend the online coffee auction at Cafe Neo in Kacyiru. The auctio [Read story...]

Maize market opportunities go begging in Mbeya

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Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) has appealed to local individual traders and agencies at Mbeya Region to effectively use the maize market available at Brewery in the region. The TBL Manager Mbeya Branch Mr Waziri Jemedari said that the Breweries la [Read story...]

Rwanda: Farmers urged to embrace modern agric practices

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Farmers have been urged to embrace modern agriculture practices to improve output and earn more from their efforts. Mukeshimana (putting on a cap) and other ministry officials after touring the new storage facility. (P. Tumwebaze) Dr Geraldine Mukes [Read story...]

TCB targets 60,000 tonnes output

Despite the fall of coffee prices in the world market, local farmers’ earnings are set to increase following Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) interventions in cutting down costs. A farmer sorts red coffee cherries. The move to boost farmers’ earnings [Read story...]

Beware of poisoning in fresh produce: Experts

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Agronomists and experts are warning that Kenyans could be eating their way to death due to an increase in maximum residual levels (mls) in fresh produce. They attributed this to lack of regulations, easy accessibility to pesticides and lack of an en [Read story...]

Tips on growing tea in Uganda

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Favorable climate Tea is a predominantly grown crop in places of high altitude that have a chill climate all year round. This is why farmers like Margaret Kemigisa grow it in Kabarole and others in areas like Bushenyi and Kanungu. Rev. Fr. Louis Tur [Read story...]