Zimbabwe’s Agriculture Marketing Authority seeks to float US$50m agro bills

ZIMBABWE – The Agriculture Marketing Authority of Zimbabwe (AMA) is set to float US$50 million worth of agro bills for the purchase of maize from farmers in the 2019 marketing season. The authority was established […]

U.S. Grains Council seeks export opportunity in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The United States Grains Council (USGC) has embarked on a research to explore and identify opportunities for exports of U.S. corn and sorghum into South Africa amid the projected decline in local […]

Zimbabwe Agriseeds partners CIMMYT in production of new drought tolerant cultivars

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe Agriseeds, a local certified seed producer has partnered the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) to facilitate production of drought tolerant varieties in the wake of persistent climate change. CIMMYT is […]

Japan, FOA hand over surveillance project to Zimbabwean small scale farmers

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwean small scale farmers are set to benefit from a US$500 000 disease and pest surveillance project from Japan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project which was handed […]

Nigeria set to be leading maize producer in Africa, says Agbiz

NIGERIA – Nigeria is poised to become the leading maize producer in Africa, surpassing the largest maize producer, South Africa during the 22018/2019 production season. This is according to Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist at […]

Ghana’s research institutes introduce improved Vitamin A orange corn

GHANA – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in partnership with the Crops Research Institute (CRI) has introduced a new improved vitamin A rich orange maize varieties, reports Ghana News Agency. The research […]

Zambia restricts maize exports to ensure food security

ZAMBIA – The government of Zambia has unveiled an administrative measure on the export of maize to neighbouring and other countries, a move the Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo said was to ensure food security […]

Grain millers receive 30,000 tons of imported wheat to address shortage

ZIMBABWE – Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has received 30,000 tonnes of wheat imported from Germany to address shortage that had seen millers temporarily cease operations, reports the Herald. The move follows foreign payments […]

Zimbabwe’s grain deliveries top 1.1m tons as it moves to become food secure

ZIMBABWE – State owned commodity trading enterprise, Grain Marketing Board has received 1.1 million tonnes in maize deliveries from farmers for the 2018 marketing season as the country moves away from grain imports, reports the […]

Bakhresa Group halts flour exports to Kenya on inapt tax rules

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group which operates one of the largest flour mill in Tanzania has suspended Kenya flour exports on changing rules and systems for exporting goods into the country. The company said frequent changes […]