Crops

World Bank issues grant to Kenyan coffee farmers

Kenya coffee farmers  joekanyiCoffee farmers in the Mount Elgon District, located in the Western Province of Kenya, have received nearly US$60,000 funding from the World Bank 

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Nigerian government creates new job initiative for young farmers

Nigeria farming AfricaThe Nigerian government has rolled out a ‘Youth in Agriculture’ programme, which aims to generate jobs for youth in the country

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Maize subsidy removal to increase price of Zambian mealie-meal

Maize. (Image source: Sebastian Maćkiewicz/Wikimedia Commons)Mealie-meal prices are set to rise after the Zambian government removed a subsidy on maize

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Kenyan rice farmers yet to embrace Nerica variety

NEWS - Women collect ears of Nerica riceThe new rice for Africa (Nerica) variety is poised to reduce rice importation costs in Africa with annual savings of more than US$90mn

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Coffee, cotton and fruit are now experiencing a revival

Angola coffeeApart from oil and diamonds, Angola's major export earners for the past four decades, the country previously had substantial exports of cash crops which fed food processing and textile industries

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