FQM to enhance conservation farming in Zambia

Zambia farmerFirst Quantum Minerals (FQM) will recruit more than 1,000 Zambian farmers into modern conservation farming by 2015 with the aim of improving food security in the country's North-Western Province

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AFC to issue US$11 million worth of loans to Kenyan farmers

Kenya farmerThe Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) has set aside US$11mn dollars for loan distribution to Kenyan farmers as part of attempts to boost food production in the country

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Indorama to build US$1.2bn Nigerian fertiliser plant

Image source: IEFCL.A US$1.2bn fertiliser plant is to be set up in Nigeria by a subsidiary of Indorama Corporation, and will become the world's largest urea manufacturing complex

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South Africa responds to unrest by promoting fruit and wine exports

South Africa's Western Cape premier, Helen Zille. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)South Africa's Western Cape Provincial Government has responded to fears of significant farming job losses by stressing the need to explore new export markets for the province's wine and fruit

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Zambia to expand support for small-scale farmers

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Zambia Sugar is currently developing a strategy to further enable small growers to become economically-viable suppliers of cane

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