Astral Food to chase chicken investment in Mozambique

Chickens AfricaAstral Food Ltd (ARL) has said it will continue to invest in Mozambique’s poultry market as South Africa’s largest chicken producer by sales moves into neighbouring markets looking to avoid import quotas and benefit from higher profit margins

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Zambian government urges farmers to adopt seed technology

Zambia crops farmerThe Zambian government has encouraged the country's farmers to adopt seed technology in order to help raise the national average yield

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Niger government aims to boost country’s agricultural capabilities

Africa farmingThe Nigerien government is urging the international community to invest millions of dollars in a programme that aims to increase food security and build the country’s agricultural capabilities

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Cargill invests US$1.35 million in Mozambique farmers

Mozambique FarmerCargill has joined forces with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and plans to invest US$1.35 million to provide support for the Bilibiza Agriculture Institute (IABil), providing educational opportunities for farmers in northern Mozambique

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Rice price forces Guinean consumers to change diet

Cassava plant AfricaThe high cost of imported rice in Guinea, West Africa, has led to a change in diets and an increased use of cassava, which can provide three tonnes of food from a single planted hectare

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