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 […]

South Africa farmers appeal for governments support as drought escalates

SOUTH AFRICA – Commercial farmers in South Africa have appealed for financial support from the government as researchers say dry weather and hot conditions may persist in the country, reports Business Day. AgriSA, a farmers’ […]

South Africa farmers receive US$ 0.6m drought support fund

SOUTH AFRICA – The department of agriculture in South Africa’s Western Cape Province has disbursed US$0.6 million (R8.3 million) in drought support to 586 farmers in the central Karoo region, reports IOL Business. Beverley Schäfer, […]

Commission approves Karan Beef Holdings merger

SOUTH AFRICA – The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal with certain conditions reports, Fin 24. Karan Beef Holdings is a newly […]

Nigeria launches first livestock ecommerce platform to transform the sector

NIGERIA – Nigeria has launched the country’s first online livestock market that will connect both the buyers and sellers on a 24-hour basis, every day of the week, reports ThisDay. The system called Livestock247.com, will […]