Crops

Fund to provide US$63 million for strategic crop research

MaizeThe African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have signed a grant agreement for US$63 million to fund a multinational project that will support strategic crop research

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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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Dubai show to highlight floristry sector growth

DWTC_interiorOne of the largest horticultural trade shows in the Middle East has moved to a new venue, as it looks to accommodate a growing number of exhibitors from across Africa, Europe and the Gulf region

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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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