Cry, the beloved, hungry country

Arundhatie B Kundal, Independent. October 26, 2016 One in four of South Africa’s people are hungry on a regular basis, causing malnutrition and deformities among children, writes Arundhatie B Kundal. As another balmy summer begins, not all South Africans will be enjoying braais in sun-splashed backyards. An estimated 13 million people (one in four) in

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Harness large-scale farming, state told

By Kelly Njombo, Daily Mail. October 21, 2016 An agricultural research institute says Zambia needs to urgently harness large-scale commercial farmers’ potential to produce winter maize for export under irrigation to reduce smuggling how to lose weight fast. The Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) says the country needs to embrace a well-managed formal export

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Maize production to increase – IAPRI

By Kabanda Chulu, Daily Mail. Published October 12, 2016 An Agricultural think tank says Zambia is likely to increase its annual maize production from the current three million tonnes to over four million tonnes by 2025 if favourable weather patterns continue and more farmers adopt the use of improved technologies. The Indaba Agricultural Policy Research

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Crop farmers optimistic about recovery in 2017

Published by New Era on September 1, 2016 Given that the exceptional decline in white maze production in Namibia’s dryland maize areas in 2016 was largely a result of the drought as opposed to economic considerations, maize producers and the Namibian Agronomic Board are cautiously optimistic about a rather strong recovery in 2017 and up

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UZ develops flood prediction system

By Brenda Ziga and Margaret Matibiri, The Herald. August 16, 2016 The University of Zimbabwe has established a satellite-based flood monitoring system to predict the occurrence of floods in the Sadc region to help prevent unnecessary loss of life and property. Officially opening the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) workshop at the university

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ReNAPRI Special Feature in OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

ReNAPRI is collaborating with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to provide a special “African Chapter” in the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, is a collaborative effort of the two institutions that brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise

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