Agriculture

South Africa responds to unrest by promoting fruit and wine exports

South Africa's Western Cape premier, Helen Zille. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)South Africa's Western Cape Provincial Government has responded to fears of significant farming job losses by stressing the need to explore new export markets for the province's wine and fruit

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Zambia to expand support for small-scale farmers

Sugar Cane Africa

Zambia Sugar is currently developing a strategy to further enable small growers to become economically-viable suppliers of cane

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Nigeria to target five million farmers for GES programme

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The Nigerian minister of agriculture has said that his ministry is to enrol more than five million farmers in its Gross Enhancement Support (GES) programme

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SCC urges Zambian farmers to ‘consider farming as a business’

Zambia farmerThe Swedish Co-operative Centre (SCC) has stated that Zambia could support poverty-stricken small-scale farmers if it ran its farms as a business venture

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AfDB offers Cameroon US$640,000 for seed production

Crop farmer AfricaThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued US$640,000 to Cameroon's Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) for the production of seven basic crop seeds to help boost agricultural production and productivity in the country

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