Agriculture

Musika Zambia receives US$7mn Swedish boost

Musika Zambia Limited’s aim is to stimulate the development of the local agricultural markets for crops and livestock to 200,000 farming households in the next five yearsMusika Zambia Limited, a non-profit company, has been launched in Lusaka with a two-year financing of US$7mn from the Swedish Embassy

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Corn export could lead to shortage in South Africa

A government-backed plan to export a record corn surplus may leave South African silos drained of the country’s staple food by the end of AprilA government-backed plan to export a record corn surplus may leave South African silos drained of the country’s staple food by the end of April

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Pineapple processing factory commissioned in Kenya

The Kenya government has commissioned the construction of a US$600,000 modern pineapple processing factory in Bureti District, South Rift ValleyThe Kenya government has commissioned the construction of a US$600,000 modern pineapple processing factory in Bureti District, South Rift Valley

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Cargill investing heavily in Côte d'Ivoire cocoa sector

Cargill investing heavily in Ivory Coast cocoa sectorUS agribusiness giant Cargill Inc has announced that it will invest US$3.25mn in developing and expanding farmer training to support the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire, the world's top producer.

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Gambia receives US$12mn agricultural grant

Gambia_receives_US12mn_agricultural_grantThe grant was given to the Gambia government by the International Development Association for the financing of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP)

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