: July 2021

Nigeria: Women in Agriculture – How I Turn Fish Into Different Products – Farmer

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Olubunmj Agbato processes fish into 10 products which has attracted international grants. Olubunmj Agbato is the Chief Executive Officer of B-Spice Fish (a subsidiary of Bspice products and services limited) in Oyo State. She processes fish into 10…

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Tanzania: Kamata – Diamond Platnumz’s New Song Featured On New York Times Square Billboard

It’s been an absolutely amazing year for Tanzania’s sensational recording artiste Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack, known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz as his recent hit single, Kamata, got featured on international billboards including popular New York’s Times…

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Seychelles: Food Costs in Seychelles Up 19 Percent Due to Decrease in Production, Shipping Strains, Central Bank Says

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The price of food in Seychelles has risen 19 percent, while non-food commodities are up 10.5 percent in the figures released in May 2021 compared to a year ago. The governor of the Central Bank, Caroline Abel, told…

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Kenya: Local Politicians Blamed for Mumias Sugar Woes

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Over 2,000 workers from the troubled Mumias Sugar Company have accused local politicians of being used to sabotage the revival efforts of the miller. They blame the leaders of spewing sour politics and stalling an ongoing process aimed…

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Lesotho: Unleashing the Potential of the Wool and Mohair Cottage Industry

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WOOL and mohair cottage industries were established in the late 1800s. The major objective of their establishment was to conserve the original art and also to sustain the traditional skills of weaving and hand crafted articles for local,…

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Tanzania: TRA Waives 15% Import Duty On Industrial Sugar

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TANZANIA Revenue Authority (TRA) has from today waived the 15 per cent import duty on industrial sugar for use in industries. The move follows the 2021/22 budget tabled by Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba indicating…

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Nigeria: Scientists Begin Research to Boost Food Security in Nigeria

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The official says the exclusion of women from past projects on climate change had affected food security in the country. Some scientists at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Wednesday began a 12-month research project to tackle…

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Africa: People for Trees, Trees for People

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FAO and local communities host “mapathons” to monitor tree restoration using geospatial tools Tasked with using geospatial technology to count trees in a remote region of northeast Nicaragua, Rene Zamora, a Forest Economist from the World Resources Institute…

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Nigeria: Food Crisis – ‘Why CBN Should Extend Interventions to Individual Farmers’

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More partnership with private, state govts advocated Stakeholders are advocating for a system in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that will ensure that individual farmers have direct access to financial interventions. This, many of the stakeholders believe,…

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