Kenya Faces a Sugar Deficit Leading to Increased Importation

The country has a deficit of 200,000 to 250,000 metric tonnes of sugar, which has necessitated importation. This follows the closure of four sugar companies. Agriculture cabinet secretary Felix Koskei recently said Kenya consumes about 800,000 metric tonnes and produces about 600,000 mts, so the country is always having a deficit. more»

Can Rice Replace Wheat On the Sudanese Table

Indeed Hassan Mohamed al-Hajj Kadous has the right to be so jubilant during the State celebrations marking the Field Day. Hassan, a farmer from Faris Al-Kitab village Gezira State, has scored the higher rate of production of the upland rice this season; His production was 8 tons per hectare, compared to the world's highest production rate of 10 tons a hectare. more»

$19.27 Million Agric Project Launched in the Gambia

The Gambia government through the Ministry of Agriculture over the weekend launched the Gambia Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project (GCAV) in the North Bank Region and Janjanbureh in the Central River Region. more»

Reducing Poverty, Improving Food Security Through Cooperatives

Much has been said about how to improve the lots of Nigeria's rural poor, especially smallholder farmers, since the Federal Government's Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) seem to focus more attention on the cooperative farmers, but experts have observed that cooperatives play a crucial role in reducing poverty, improving food security and generating employment opportunities. David Agba writes on harnessing the potential of cooperatives to improve the socio-economic condition of Nigerian farmers." more»

From Dried Fish to a Booming Business - Seychellois Entrepreneur Says Fish Is the Future


Among the many varieties of fish that the small population of around 90,000 people of the Seychelles consume, the rabbitfish, or kordonnyen as it is called in the native Creole language, is considered a treat and a delicacy. more»

Tackle Malnutrition Head On ;

The level of hunger in Burundi is "extremely alarming" according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In this light, it might seem surprising that the government recently withdrew BIF 900 million from the agricultural sector. more»

How Farmers Can Attract Funding

Jeande Dieu Mbarushimana, a cattle keeper from Nyabihu District, has for the past two years been trying to secure a loan using his animals as collateral without success." more»

Jammeh Reaffirms Gambia Will End Rice Imports By 2016

The president of the Republic has once again expressed optimism that the attainment of Vision 2016 "is possible by Allah's wish", reaffirming that the country "would not import any rice two years from now". more»

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