SA’s top ranking in African food trade not assured

By Denene Erasmus. August 2, 2017. Farmer’s Weekly. The sub-Saharan African agri-food system is undergoing significant changes. Consumption is growing due to rapid population growth, and consumers are increasingly demanding higher-value food products such as animal proteins and dairy. This was according to Lulama Ndibongo-Traub, of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), who

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IAPRI urges Govt to commit full roll-out of electronic voucher

By Kelly Njombo. May 30, 2017 — Zambia Daily Mail. THE Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) has called on Government to make funds available on time for the full roll-out of the electronic-voucher system in the 2017/18 farming season to ensure farmers redeem agro inputs timely. IAPRI says Government needs to address key

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What Tanzania Should Do to Unlock Livestock Potential

By Elias Msuya. May 7, 2017 — The Citizen. Dar es Salaam — Despite Tanzania being among African countries that have large numbers of livestock, it is yet to tap the potential. Tanzania is the third country in Africa in having a large number of cattle after Ethiopia and Sudan. According to the National Bureau of

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What will end hunger, put money in farmers’ pockets

by Brian Okinda. Daily Nation – 28 April 2017 About every five years, Kenya faces drought that puts lives of millions of people at risk. The drought has become cyclic with little being done to arrest the predicable situation. This time round, close to three million people faced starvation. Experts at the recently held Nation

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