Africa

Post image for Zimbabwe: Tobacco sales surpass 2010 levels as recovery continues

The volume of tobacco sold so far has surpassed last season’s cumulative output, an indication that Zimbabwe is slowly retaining its status as one of the leading tobacco producers in the world. After 98 days of sales, tobacco output now stands at 123 147 753kg, marking the second time in eight years that tobacco production [...]

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Post image for Mali’s leaders have a tough task ahead

Fortune has not smiled upon Mali recently. An alarming new report by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security initiative predicts that global climate change will curb agricultural output in Mali more than any other country, except its West African neighbours Niger and Burkina Faso. Landlocked and surrounded by poor states with weak infrastructure, Mali [...]

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Post image for Africa: Unscrupulous Politicians Cashing in On Africa’s Land Deals

The nascent but growing academic research and significant media attention around the recent spate of farmland acquisitions in Africa and other developing countries present some food for thought, if not thought for food. The news stories and research reports are peppered with haunting narratives of marauding multinational companies and acquiescent national governments intent on gobbling [...]

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Post image for Rubber will be number one foreign exchange earner for Ghana soon.

Apimanim(W/R), Sept. 22, GNA- Rubber could be the number one foreign exchange income earner in the next five years, Mr. Marc Genot, Managing Director of Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), has predicted. Ghana’s reliance on cocoa exports for most of its foreign exchange could soon be replaced by rubber and more people will also live [...]

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Post image for SA Farmers Enticed To Farm In Rest Of Africa

AgriSA announced that it had been approached by the governments of Namibia and Gabon to help establish large scale irrigation farms in their respective territories. In a statement AgriSA president Theo de Jager said :” Namibia has become the 22nd country to invite Agri SA to establish irrigation (farms) along the banks of the Orange [...]

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