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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Namibia: Local Germans Warn Against Farm Grabs

German-speaking Namibians have warned disgruntled individuals against threats of farm grabs targeting German-speaking landowners in the country, saying they too are local citizens, equal before the law and with equal rights and responsibilities. Forum of German-Speaking Namibians chairperson…

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Ghana’s Farmers Aren’t All Seeing the Fruits of a Green Revolution

Global businesses, donors and governments have each pursued a Green Revolution agenda in Africa, Asia and South America since the 1960s. Its aim was, in theory, to produce more food, reducing food insecurity and poverty. This was done…

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Kenya: Stop Forcing Devki Down Our Throats, Mumias Farmers Tell Wycliffe Oparanya

Sugarcane farmers from Western region have warned Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya against meddling in the leasing process of Mumias Sugar Company. The farmers accused the governor of misadvising Mumias Sugar Receiver Manager Pongangipalli Venkata Ramana Rao to disregard…

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Kenya: Singer Bahati Loses Partnership Over ‘Explicit’ Content

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has canceled a Sh200,000 partnership with gospel singer Kevin Bahati. The vocal KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua explained the move was necessitated after the singer posted videos that contravene their ‘clean content and…

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Nigeria: Yummy Photo of Edible Insect Elicits Nostalgia Among Nigerians

There are more than 1,900 edible insect species, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. As soon as Ab Udofia, Uyo businessman, posted on his Facebook page photographs of a plate filled with fried winged termites –…

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Kenya: Tana Pastoralists Ditch Livestock for Cotton Farming

For decades, pastoralist communities in Tana River shunned crop farming, terming it unnecessary hard work and a waste of time. They instead chose to stick to livestock for meat, milk and trade, a well-paying venture then but which…

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Sudan: S. Sudan Receives $116m From World Bank for Food Projects

Juba, The World Bank has donated $116 million to South Sudan to fund two new projects aimed at strengthening the capacity of farmers to improve agricultural production, and restore livelihoods and food security. According to a press release…

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Finally, A Ceasefire In Gaza

On May 10, deadly rockets lit up Israel’s skies. Hamas, a militant group in Gaza (a Palestinian territory), launched rockets towards Israel in response to rising tensions between the Arabs and Israelis. In response, Israel carried out air raids…

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