: June 2021

Zimbabwe: Master Zhoe Soldiers On

Arts Reporter Gwanda-based musician and businessman Thembinkosi Ndlovu known in music circles as “Master Zhoe” is on a drive to take his music to every corner of Zimbabwe and has lined up various productions to achieve the goal.…

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Nigeria: Experts Advocate Food Fortification to Stem Malnutrition

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Experts in food, nutrition and health, have identified micronutients fortification of commonly consumed foods as the key to ending malnutrition. In a National Fortification Dialogue to discuss viable options to scaling up nutrition through food fortification held in…

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Kenya: Meet Lamu Female Scholar Who Hung Master’s Degree to Care for Donkeys

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You will always find her in the front seats at any donkey-related event in Lamu. Every year on May 8, when the world marks Donkey Day, you will also meet this soft-spoken Swahili woman of Bajuni origin either…

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Africa: Why Culture is Key in Tackling Malnutrition

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Consider culture when making radical dietary changes to aid food supply amid climate change, argues Mercy Lung’aho. To protect our food supply and prevent malnutrition in the face of climate change, the degradation of our planet, and diseases…

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Kenya: Insect Rearing Catches on as Cost of Animal Feeds Increases

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Spread for drying on three black polythene sheets in Simon Wanjohi’s farm in Kiamwathi village in Nyeri County are dark brown insects. Not far from the black sheets is a wire mesh placed on a raised platform, which…

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Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta Launches Sh10 Billion Fisheries Project in Mombasa

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday unveiled the Sh10 billion Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-Economic Development Project. The government seeks to improve the income of fishing communities along the Kenyan coast. President Kenyatta said the opportunity provided by the project…

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Nigeria: Bauchi – 20,000 Rice Farmers Benefit From CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme

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No fewer than 20,000 rice farmers have benefited from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme in Bauchi State. Dr Yahaya Adamu, the State Chairman Rice Farmer Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disclosed this at the CBN…

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Zimbabwe: Commodities Exchange Ready to Open Doors

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Government has promulgated Statutory Instrument (SI) 184 of 2021 that will operationalise the much-awaited agriculture commodities exchange, the Zimbabwe Mercantile Exchange (ZMX). In this regard, the exchange originally scheduled for launch during the first quarter of 2021 is…

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Botswana: Ploughing Season Preparedness Ensures Better Yields

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Metlobo — Farmers have been advised to prepare well in advance for the ploughing season. Speaking in an interview following an agricultural community service day in Metlobo on Saturday, Mmathethe/Molapowabojang legislator, Dr Edwin Dikoloti said an early start…

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Rwanda: Small Holder Farmers Seek Fortune in Chia Seeds

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Most hills of two sectors in Remera and Rurenge, Ngoma District, have turned purple, as blossoms of chia seed crop give farmers a hope of unprecedented income at the end of the season again. It all started in…

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