The African Seed Access Index (TASAI), along with CARD, will be working to improve the seed sector in Malawi.
By: Rebecca Campbell. August 14, 2019. Originally published in the Creamer’s Media. The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), a nonprofit organisation, has warned that it expects the gross value of South Africa’s agricultural production this year to be similar, in real terms, to that of 2015. It stated this in its’ BFAP Baseline
By Lindi Botha. March 20, 2019. This story was originally posted in farmer’s weekly. The soya industry is expected to receive a boost of R1 billion per year from the recently imposed Breeding and Technology Levy (BTL). The levy will be used to fund research into improving seed cultivars to ensure increased yield and quality,
By Gerald Andae. 19 March 2019. This story was originally posted in Daily Nation. The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has released 5,222 bags of maize to the drought-stricken counties as the government steps in to avert a humanitarian crisis. The stocks are part of the 3.5 million bags that the NCPB is currently holding
By Jeff Kapembwa. March 11, 2019. This story was originally posted in The Southern Times. Zambia has rescinded restrictions imposed on the export of maize and mealie-meal to neighbouring countries, a decision that cost the Southern African state over US$1 billion in revenue in recent years. According to agriculture minister Michael Katambo, the Government decided
16 January 2019. This story was originally posted in Business Daily. Millers say they have become uncompetitive after they were compelled to pay farmers Sh3,200 for a 90-kilo bag of wheat last year against the background of free movement of goods in the region. The State-set price was way above the import parity price of