Rwanda launches the fourth Agriculture Transformation Strategy that cost US$3.14m

RWANDA - Rwanda has launched the fourth Agriculture Transformation Strategy (PST4) that is designed to significantly increase farm productivity and promote value addition to food, for US$3.14 million (Rw2.7 trillion), AllAfrica reported. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the five-year plan strategy has four priority areas; innovation and extension, productivity and…

Zimbabwe’s tobacco production hits highest at 207m kilograms in 2018

ZIMBABWE – The production of tobacco in Zimbabwe has hit its highest this year, when it produced 207 million in kilograms, according to Tobacco and Industry Marketing Board. According to AllAfrica, the board also confirmed that tobacco sales went up 29% from 161m kg, and the total crop value of the crop also increased to…

China’s growing protein meal demand will continue to drive soybean imports

CHINA - China’s oilseed consumption continues to grow, driving demand for increased oilseed imports and government support to expand oilseed production, according to GAIN. According to GAIN reports, the total oilseed consumption for 2018/19 is to reach 164.3 million metric tons (MMT) based on the continued growth of the animal husbandry industry’s demand for protein…

Starbucks Corporation introduces Teavana as Chief Financial Officer to retire

USA – Starbucks Corporation, an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, has announced that that Scott Maw, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is retiring effective Nov. 30, 2018. According to the company, it has already launched an external search for a new CFO. After his retirement, Maw will continue to support the transition in a…