Delta injects $11m into sorghum contract farming to boost production

ZIMBABWE – Delta Corporation, Zimbabwe’s largest beverage manufacturer, has injected more than $11 million into its Beverages Sorghum Contract Farming Scheme (BSCFS) during the 2019/2020 farming season, as it moves to support local farmers. Delta […]

Japanese consortium to fund Kenyan small-scale sorghum processors

KENYA – A consortium of private firms from Japan have rolled out an initiative to equip and fund Kenyan small scale processors to add value to sorghum in efforts to boost uptake of the traditional […]

Research institution develops new drought-tolerant seed cultivars to boost food security in Ghana

GHANA – The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has unveiled new drought-tolerant seed varieties with an aim of improving food security in Ghana. The research institution has developed […]

South Africa’s sorghum output to drop 9% to 100,000T in 2018/19

SOUTH AFRICA – Sorghum production in South Africa is on the decline and according to Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this will drop by 9% in 2018-19 to 100,000 […]

China’s grain imports fall on rising prices and impact of US tariffs

ASIA – China’s sorghum imports in July declined by 62.5% to 220,000 tonnes from 588,364 tonnes a year ago, impacted by heavy tariffs imposed on shipments from the United States and rising international prices, reports […]

Botswana turns to South Africa and Zambia for maize imports

BOTSWANA – Botswana continues to import 170,000 metric tonnes of maize annually as it has always run out of corn due to insufficient local production, according to an article by AllAfrica. Speaking in an interview, […]