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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Small-scale farmers could earn Sh15bn if memo is adopted

By Gerald Andae. Business Daily – Africa. 14 March 2017. Smallholder farmers could earn up to Sh15 billion annually if a Ministry of Agriculture memo to the Cabinet requiring 30 per cent of public institutions’ produce procurement be directly reserved for farmers is adopted. The ministry says the Cabinet memo is intended to link small-scale

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Zambia Tries New Way to Beat Drought: Solar Grain Mills

Voice of America, January 17, 2017 LUSAKA — For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14). Across Zambia, drought that swept across the

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Uganda’s attempt to economic recovery in 2017

The economic distress that became more apparent through 2016 can be traced to as far back as 2011 when inflationary pressures ravaged the country after a controversial election. By Frederic Musisi, the Daily Monitor. Published January 6, 2017 In Summary Rough terrain. There were all these telltale signs for the past five years that the Ugandan

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