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Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC on the list of sensitive products, paving the way to increase the import duty levied on them

By Christabel Ligami 16 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries

7 Mar 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

Food prices approaching record highs in East Africa due to drought

The continued drought throughout East Africa has had a significant impact on maize harvests and pushed the prices of staple foods and cereals to very high levels, burdening households and posing special risks for pastoralists

15 Feb 2017

Invisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference

Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it?

By Phil Woodhouse 25 Jan 2017

Horticulture value chain needs to be promoted to become a major contributor

The horticulture value chain in Tanzania has a number of opportunities that ranges from manufacturers, processors input dealers, packaging industry, and exporters. It is a sector that needs to be promoted

19 Jan 2017

2KUZE paving the way to a cashless agricultural sector

Mastercard has launched a digital platform which connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers, and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE will enable farmers to buy, sell, and receive payments for agricultural goods using their feature phones

18 Jan 2017

Commercialisation of agriculture in Tanzania to be private sector-led

Tanzania's Development Vision 2025 and Agricultural Sector Development Strategy established clear priorities for the transformation process towards a modern commercial Tanzania to be private sector-led

3 Jan 2017

Addressing lack of access to seeds for smallholder farmers

Some of the key issues affecting smallholder farmers' access to good quality seeds include limited knowledge, lack of access to information, high costs of seeds and a lack of seed laws

6 Dec 2016

Agritech Expo migrates to Tanzania

Successful outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo, is expanding to Tanzania with the farming B2B platform taking place in the agri-hu of Arusha in January

17 Nov 2016

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa

9 Nov 2016

Tanzania bans alien banana plants from Mozambique

Tanzania has banned the importation of banana plants from Mozambique following the outbreak of the strange, 'Panama Disease,' which is taking a toll on the plants in the Southern parts of the continent

By Marc Nkwame 26 Oct 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events

27 Sep 2016

Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November

22 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Deals that can break poverty cycle afflicting local farmers

It's one of the most widespread mantras of Africa's economic development: unlocking smallholder farmer potential will secure Africa's food production and improve the livelihoods of millions

By Edel Were 15 Sep 2016

Weather forecast for southern Africa predicts good rainfall this season

The forecast for the 2016/17 cropping season

By Admire Ndhlovu 13 Sep 2016

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa

8 Sep 2016

Tanzania ventures into new farming technology to boost rice production

Tanzania has approved the use of urea deep placement (UDP,) an innovative technology which increases rice production by more than 20% per acre

29 Aug 2016

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