Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Angola: Biocom Agricultural Laboratory Certified for International Quality

The prestigious Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC) in Brazil, has awarded Biocom's agricultural laboratory in Malanje, Angola an "A" concept, under its programme for international certification of quality control. Biocom, the Angolan sugar and Bioenergy...

Angolan Farmers to benefit from subsidised fuel

The Angolan government will subsidise fuels for domestic producers in the near future, with a view to encouraging them to increase production levels, towards diversification of the economy. This was ensured by the Secretary of...

Nigeria: Saudi Group to Establish Multimillion Dollar Agric City in Kwara North

A Saudi Investment Company, Zain Al-abdin group is to set up an Agric City in Kwara State. The proposed Agric City, which is to be located along the River Niger in Kwara North will...

Farmers in Senegal Achieve Boost Yield with Syngenta Seedcare Programme

Syngenta’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet (1.2 t/ha, +40%), sorghum (1.1 t/ha, +86%), maize (2.7 t/ha, +101%), irrigated rice (9.4 t/ha, +11%) and...

Agriculture: Zuma urges Review of South Africa’s Land Holding Rights

In order to increase agriculture's contribution to the South African economy, President Jacob Zuma has called for a strategic reform of the land holding rights. The President made the call at the launch of Operation...

Stakeholders Seek Increased Use of Fertilizers in Africa

Hundreds of fertiliser stakeholders including suppliers, farmers' organisations and government officials from 55 countries in Africa are calling for increased use of fertilizer by farmers to improve crop yield. The stakeholders who attended the 8th...

Trade: South Africa, European Union Discuss Poultry Crisis

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have held discussions with the Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Dr Marcus Cornaro, to discuss bilateral trade relations with...
Rice Farmers

Nigeria Now Second Largest Producer of Rice – Presidency

Presidency sources say Nigeria has attained the status of second largest producer of rice in the world. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in Abuja...

Agriculture can Form Base for Africa’s Industrialisation – ACET

The African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has hinged Africa's industrialisation and economic transformation on the development of its agricultural sector. Dr. Yaw Ansu, Chief Economist at ACET, noted that Africa’s agricultural sector can drive...

NiMET, BATNF Partner to Boost Crop Yield for Nigerian Farmers

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) at the weekend signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide weather information to farmers for yield improvement. According to the Executive...