WANTED

By |April 9th, 2014|

Kenyan company looking for a supplier of vacuum sealed plastic bag packaging that preserves the exact shape of briquettes that are 750mm x 450mm x 300mm. Contact Hamish Grant: md@gogar.co.ke

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    Slow Food Youth Gardens promote nutrition and sustainability (Africa)

Slow Food Youth Gardens promote nutrition and sustainability (Africa)

By |March 4th, 2014|

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva recently said the way to build opportunities for young Africans was by expanding Slow Food Foundation’s gardening project.

Uganda’s cattle corridor gets boost from Belgium

By |March 4th, 2014|

Belgium has offered €2 million ($2 774 800) towards efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change on thousands of farmers in Uganda’s cattle-corridor. The Belgian aid will go to a project which is in […]

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    Boosting food production through dry season farming (Nigeria)

Boosting food production through dry season farming (Nigeria)

By |March 4th, 2014|

The Federal Government recently approved the release of N14 billion ($85 190 000) for dry season farming. This is in addition to N9 billion ($54 765 000 released in 2013 for the same purpose. This funding underscores the importance government attaches to dry season farming.

Potato virus identified in tobacco crop (Zimbabwe)

By |March 4th, 2014|

Tobacco Research Board (TRB) researchers in Zimbabwe have identified a virulent necrotic strain of Potato Virus Y (PVY), which has the ability to destroy up to 90% of a  tobacco crop. According to Zimbabwe’s […]

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    Namibia looks to lift restrictions on livestock movement (Namibia)

Namibia looks to lift restrictions on livestock movement (Namibia)

By |February 13th, 2014|

The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is pursuing to lift restrictions on livestock movement in the Zambezi region, if no new cases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) are identified
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One Million Tea Seedlings for Tanzanian farmers (Tanzania)

By |February 13th, 2014|

The Tanzania Small Holders Tea Development Agency (TASHTDA) is scheduled to provide one million more tea seedlings to hundreds of farmers in the Northern Tarime District of Mara Region.

New food formulation and application laboratory in Istanbul (Turkey)

By |February 13th, 2014|

BASF’s Human Nutrition business unit has opened a new Kitchen Lab in Istanbul, Turkey to offer its customers in Africa, the Middle East, and Russia (the Commonwealth of Independent States) tailor-made support for the formulation and application of food solutions.

Staple crop processing zones to increase and diversify fish production (Nigeria)

By |February 13th, 2014|

According to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the federal government is putting policies and programmes in place to stimulate and stabilise fish production in Nigeria, in order to reduce the country’s reliance on imports.

Mobile training unit for cocoa farmers in remote areas (Côte d’Ivoire)

By |February 13th, 2014|

Barry Callebaut, a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, launched its Cocoa Horizons Truck – a multi-purpose mobile unit with modern communication equipment powered by solar energy – at its new home base in Vridi, Abidjan, in January.