India to boost food processing sector through US$417m value addition program

INDIA – India has partnered with the World Bank in a US$417million (INR$30 billion) collaborative program that seeks to revolutionize the country’s food manufacturing sector. According to an Economic Times report, the programme will receive […]

Rwanda plans US$27.43m integrated fruit market to reduce post-harvest losses

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has unveiled plans of setting up an integrated fruit market aimed at reducing post-harvest losses, at an estimated investment of between US$22 million and US$27.43 million (Rwf20 and Rwf25 […]

Namibia imposes temporary ban on vegetable imports as local production increases

NAMIBIA – The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has imposed temporary ban on certain vegetable importation following increased supply from the local producers, reports Namibian. According to Lesley Losper, national horticulture manager at NAB, the ban […]

Organic Denmark supports Zanzibar farmers to export organic fruits and veges to EU

ZANZIBAR – Organic Denmark is financing a three-year project that accords small scale farmers a commercial opportunity to export organic fruits and vegetables to European countries. The project has an aim of promoting development of […]