TANZANIA – There are fears that harvested maize to the tune of 300,000 tonnes may end up getting spoiled in Ruvuma Region alone due to farmers’ lack of knowledge on the procedures needed to export the produce.
NIGERIA – Cocoa prices received by farmers in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, declined as mold induced by heavy rains reduced the quality of the chocolate ingredient, said Socodevi, an organisation working on improving crops in the country, reports Bloomberg.
KENYA – The impact of the drop in Senator Keg sales is now set to be felt by farmers in Western and Eastern Kenya who have since 2008 been supplying EABL with the cheap grain.
KENYA – The Government has appointed an interim team of ten agriculture professionals to head new directorates created recently under the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA).
KENYA – Kenyan coffee fetched 13 per cent more revenue from exports in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013.
KENYA – Government has merged eight agricultural regulatory bodies into new departments following the operationalisation of new agriculture laws.
ZIMBABWE – Beverage manufacturer, Delta Corporation says it will invest at least $590 000 for the production of 2 000 tonnes of sorghum during the 2014/ 15 cropping season.
TANZANIA – Fruit farmers in the Southern highlands will soon have a market for their fruits as Coca Cola Kwanza Company plans to establish a processing industry that will use their produce from the region.
UGANDA – Beans exports to different destinations have experienced a tremendous growth of 148 per cent, a scenario projected to boost local production according to experts.
ZIMBABWE – Production of barley is set to decline to 3 000 hectares from 8 000 hectares due to piling up of stocks, the United States Food and Agriculture Organisation (USDA) has projected.