Nigerian online livestock platform Livestock247 launches cashless service to promote security in markets

NIGERIA – Livestock247, Nigeria’s 1st online livestock platform utilized to undertake buying and selling of live livestock, processed meat and other livestock management services, is set to introduce a cashless rural livestock market. LivestockXpress will be launched in partnership with Zenith Bank Plc, aimed to offer a safe and secure platform to undertake livestock trading. The introduction of the new service follows the upsurge in criminal activities in Northern Nigeria, where livestock markets have become soft spots for insurgents, rural bandits, and kidnappers. The multi-billion Naira livestock trading business takes…

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Zambia, World Bank boost cashew nut production with launch of US$32.8m project

ZAMBIA – Zambia has partnered with the World Bank to undertake a US$32.8m cashew nut plantation initiative in the Easter Province of the South African country. The Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) aims to provide support to rural farmers, as well as to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes. The project’s focus is to reduce deforestation and unsustainable agricultural expansion, and enhances the benefits received from forestry and agriculture, in the quest to combat climate change. Once fully operational, ZIFLP will transform the economic statuses…

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South Africa Breweries goes solo in promoting responsible drinking, industry stakeholders closely watch them

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries, the country’s largest beer producer has announced that it is seeking to explore new alcohol harm reduction strategies and in turn will be resigning from Aware.org. Aware.org is a non-profit organization (NPO) aimed to educate the public, organizations, and individuals about issues related to personal safety. Membership in such organizations is a prerequisite for trading licenses in the liquor industry for manufacturers, resellers, and traders. Aware.org describes itself as an organization that aims to mitigate alcohol-related harm through research, partner collaboration, stakeholder management, and…

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