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Ethiopia: UN – Deaths From Starvation Reported in Tigray

New York — The United Nations humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that the 1984 famine that killed more than 1 million Ethiopians could occur again if aid access to that country’s northern Tigray region is not quickly improved, scaled…

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Nigeria: Food Prices Highest in Kogi, Ogun, Anambra in May

Edo, Sokoto and Ekiti recorded price deflation or negative inflation (general decrease in the general price level of food or a negative food inflation rate) within the period. Kogi, Ogun and Anambra recorded the highest prices in food…

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Namibia: Lack of Value Addition Scuppers Table Grape Returns

NAMIBIA last year exported table grapes to five European countries, generating N$682,4 million in income, while South Africa’s wine exports to the same countries generated N$5,5 billion. This confirms that value addition matters when it comes to trading,…

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Kenya: KRA Blocks More Than 30 Trucks From Exporting Salt to Tanzania

Tension is rising at the one-stop border post in Lunglunga, Kwale County after more than 30 trucks carrying salt exports from Kenya were blocked from leaving the country. The trucks loaded with tonnes of salt have been lying…

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Kenya: North Rift Governors Revive Debate On Land Size Capping

Governors from North Rift have pressed for enactment of legislation prescribing the minimum acreage, saying land subdivision in the region was posing a serious threat to the country’s food security. Under North Rift Economic Bloc (Noreb), the county…

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Tanzania: Move to End Cooking Oil Shortages Commendable

The woes caused by the seemingly endless shortages of cooking oil in Tanzania must be effectively surmounted soonest. We say so if only because it is very much within our capability to end the shortages – doing so…

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Kenya: Dairy Farmers Adopt Biogas to Cut Costs

The well-lit milking house parlour allows Thomas Kamau’s 10 cows to feed even at night. The more the animals feed, Mr Kamau says, the higher the milk production. The good lighting has made Mr Kamau to work even…

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South Africa: Limited Funding Constrains Young Farmers

Limited access to funding and land, including bureaucracy, are among the key challenges facing young people in the agricultural sector. These issues were raised on Monday by young farmers during a webinar on the role of youth in…

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Zimbabwe: Bulilima Farmers Despair As Livestock Thefts Rise

Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor Simon Ndebele, 57, headman Madlambuzi of Bulilima district has lines of worry on his face as large-scale livestock thefts in particular are on the rise in this south-western part of the region bordering…

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Gambia: 100 Youths Complete 3-Month Training On Agro-Food Processing, Vegetable Production

The Gambia Horticultural Enterprises (GHE) has on Friday 11th June 2021 graduated one hundred young men and women onAgro-Food Processing, Vegetable Production. These young men and women have gone through a three-month intensive training in both theory and…

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