Ghanaian regulator approves 5 firms to resume vegetable exports

GHANA – Ghana’s Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has approved five firms to resume vegetable exports to the international market. In June 1 this year, […]

AfDB approves US$113.42m to facilitate agriculture commercialisation in Africa

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$113.42 million partial credit guarantee for the development of commercial agriculture projects across the continent. In a statement, AfDB said the funding will be disbursed […]

AFGRI signs concession with Transnet in South Africa ports deal

SOUTH AFRICA– South Africa’s rail operator Transnet has announced its intent to enter into a fifteen-year concession agreement with agribusiness major AFGRI Operations for the operation and maintenance of landside operations with Transnet Port Terminals […]

Vegetable, fruit exports lift Kenyan horticulture earnings to over US$1b

KENYA – Kenya’s horticulture export earnings rose by one third to reach US$1.01 billion in the first eight months of 2018, boosted by increased vegetable, fruit and flower exports, according to a Business Daily report. […]

Australian wine exports report double-digit growth by 11% increase in value

AUSTRALIA – Australian wine exports have posted double-digit growth in the 12 months to September 2018, with the value of exports up by 11% to US$2.71 billion, while reflecting an increasing taste for premium drops. […]

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 […]