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) […]

Zimbabwe bans importation of cloven livestock from South Africa over viral disease outbreak

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has suspended importation of live cloven-hoofed animals and related products from South Africa following a notification by the South African Veterinary Authorities of an outbreak of foot and mouth […]

Islamic Development Bank finances US$26m livestock production project in Gambia

GAMBIA – Gambia’s Ministry of Agriculture has launched a US$26m small ruminant production and enhancement project with financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The small ruminant production and enchantment project is a four-year initiative […]

Pakistan based Maxim Agri to set up US$10m animal feed plant in Kenya

KENYA – Maxim Agri International, a Pakistan based company has signed an agreement with the Oserian Development Company to put up an animal feed plant worth Sh1 billion (US$10 million) in Kenya. Maxim Agri International […]

Tanzania’s annual meat imports decline 63% on improving local industry

TANZANIA – Tanzania has reduced its meat imports by 63% from 1,401.96 tonnes to 516.63 tonnes within a period of one year on the back of the improving local industry. This was majorly supported by […]

Ghana launches initiative to develop livestock industry

GHANA – Ghana has launched the ‘Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) campaign, another module of the government’s flagship programme “Planting for Food and Jobs” aimed at developing livestock industry. Speaking during the launch of […]

Zimbabwe embarks on efforts to improve livestock sector with US$6m facility

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe has embarked on its efforts to revamp the livestock sector following the government’s move to avail US$6 million livestock credit facility. The funds will be managed by the Agribank and disbursed to […]

Tanzania’s NMB to inject US$217.65m into dairy sector to boost production

TANZANIA – The NMB Bank, a commercial bank in Tanzania, has set aside US$217.65 million (Tshs500 billion) to finance milk processing ventures in a bid to boost several milk processing plants in the country. The […]

EU to launch US$45.04m livestock programme in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – The European Union (EU) is set to launch a US$45.04 million (€40m) four-year agricultural growth programme to improve Zimbabwe’s livestock sector. The EU will partner with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP) in […]

Kenya’s Livestock sector grows by 7.6% as revenues hit US$1.46bn

KENYA – The livestock sector in Kenya recorded a 7.6% growth in the previous year as revenue generation from the sector hit US$1.46 billion (Sh146bn) in 2018 from US$1.356 billion (Sh135.6bn) in 2017. According to […]