Rwanda secures US$91m funding to enhance food security efforts

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has secured a US$91 million (Rwf83bn) funding from Japan to supplement the country’s effort to tackle malnutrition, reports New Times Rwanda. The agreement was signed between Rwanda’s Minister of […]

WFP partners Tanzanian varsity in developing recipes for fortified food, micronutrients

TANZANIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has teamed up with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) experts in Tanzania to develop local recipes for fortified foods and micronutrient powders. The recipes will to be used […]

EU Launches commercial mushroom production project in Ghana to boost sector

GHANA – The European Union (EU) has launched a one million Euro (US$ 1.14 million) commercial mushroom production project in Ghana that seeks to boost diversification in the agricultural sector. According to a report by […]

Ghana’s research institutes introduce improved Vitamin A orange corn

GHANA – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in partnership with the Crops Research Institute (CRI) has introduced a new improved vitamin A rich orange maize varieties, reports Ghana News Agency. The research […]

Zimbabwe bans animal imports from South Africa over foot-n-mouth

ZIMBABWE – The Zimbabwean government imposed an immediate suspension of imports on all live cloven-hoofed animals and their products from South Africa following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), reports the Herald. The government said […]

Tanzania grants free market access for Uganda soya, sugar and sunflower

TANZANIA – Tanzanian government through the Ministry of Trade has said that Sugar, sunflower and soya exports from Uganda had been cleared and will now freely access Tanzanian market reports, Daily Monitor. This comes after […]