European Union injects US$8m to boost livestock farming in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – The European Union has injected £7.3m (US$8m) into Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector to boost pig and goat farming in the country aimed to improve production and market competitiveness. Pig Producers Association of Zimbabwe (PPAZ) […]

EU promotes sustainable fisheries for blue economy in the Lake Victoria region

EAST AFRICA – The European Union has injected £2m (US$2.2m) into the European Union Development Fund’s E€OFISH programme initiated in the Lake Victoria region to boost sustainable fisheries for the blue economy. The overall objective […]

Zimbabwe joins forces with EU on €10m project to boost entrepreneurship

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe and the European Union have officially launched the €10 million Zimbabwe Economic Partnership Agreement Support Project (ZEPA) that is expected to boost small to medium scale enterprises. The ZEPA […]

Seychelles and the European Union to sign new fisheries agreement

SEYCHELLES – A new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and protocol between Seychelles and the European Union (EU) is expected to be signed during the second half of February. The sustainable fisheries partnership agreement is a […]

Solidaridad, EU sign US$4m partnership agreement to develop Liberia’s cocoa value chain

LIBERIA – Solidaridad West Africa in partnership with the European Union, has penned a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the US$4M Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) in Liberia which Solidaridad is expected […]

Somalia’s aquaculture sector receives major boost from the FAO

SOMALIA – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has handed over 12 fishing vessels with inboard diesel engines to Puntland State authorities in Somalia. “The vessels are another contribution from the Coastal Communities […]

EU lowers the maximum residue level for several pesticides allowable on horticultural imports from Kenya

KENYA – The European Union (EU) has reviewed its policy on the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for several pesticides allowed on horticulture imports from Kenya by lowering the permissible limits. According to an update by […]

FAO’s improved fish processing method boosts Ghanaian fish industry

GHANA – The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has introduced an innovative oven for smoking of fish that reduces the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbonsn(PAH) in smoked fish to 0.3ppm/kg which is less compared to the European […]

EU supports Makueni county in implementation of food safety systems

KENYA – The County Government of Makueni, Eastern Kenya, has entered into partnership with Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) and secured funding from the European Union (EU) through DANIDA to implement food safety systems […]