Agriculture

Growth in cotton production expected, says Zimbabwe minister

CottonZimbabwe’s cotton output for the 2012 marketing season is expected to rise from 249,000 tonnes to between 265,000 tonnes and 280,000 tonnes, according to state-owned newspaper The Herald

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US$33 million AfDB grant approved for Côte d’Ivoire

cotedivoirelowlands2The African Development Bank Board of Directors (AfDB) has approved a US$33 million grant to Côte d’Ivoire to finance an agricultural infrastructure support project

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Zimbabwe tobacco farmers face deforestation law

tobaccoleavesZimbabwe's Forestry Commission has initiated legislation to compel tobacco farmers to plant fast growing tree varieties for tobacco curing

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Rwanda receives World Bank support

worldbank-logoThe World Bank has approved an US$80mn International Development Association Credit for Rwanda to boost its food production

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Kenyan fears over potato imports

PotatoesThe Kenyan Government’s decision to allow the import of potato tubers due to growing demands for French fries has been met with dismay by the country’s agricultural industry

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