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Madagascar tops in exports of pure vanilla extract meeting 80 percent of global demand, report

01-07-2020 | 08:16:00
Pure vanilla extract market size has been expanding at a healthy pace over the recent past.

Global precision aquaculture market to reach $764 million by 2024, report

01-06-2020 | 09:50:36
The precision aquaculture market estimated to be worth $398 million in 2019 is projected to reach $764 million by 2024 growing at an annual rate of 14 per cent from 2019 to 2024.

Hispasat partners with the Hispatec Group to digitize agriculture in North Africa

01-06-2020 | 07:41:00
Hispasat and the Hispatec Group have signed an agreement to promote the use of new technologies in this sector in North Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Nigeria commercializes GMO cowpea variety

01-06-2020 | 07:30:00
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved registration and release of a new Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea variety for commercialization.

Egypt's agricultural exports hit 5.4million tonnes

01-02-2020 | 08:57:00
The volume of Egypt's agricultural exports to the world's countries increased to more than 5 million tons, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation.

WFP forecasts global hunger hotspots as new decade dawns

01-02-2020 | 08:53:00
Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020.

[Angola] Fisheries sector invests in research

01-02-2020 | 08:50:00
The launch of the first underwater scientific research vessel, in August, for the conservation and use of oceans, seas and fishing resources, marked the achievements of the Fisheries sector in 2019.

COMESA/ACTESA to revive regional policy on biotechnology and biosafety

01-02-2020 | 08:45:00
The COMESA Secretariat will in 2020 support the revitalization of the Regional Policy on Biotechnology and Biosafety under the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA).

[Kenya] Prices for KTDA factory teas rise marginally in last auction of 2019

01-02-2020 | 07:13:16
KTDA managed factory tea prices rose by 1.74% to close at USD 2.64 per kilogram (kg) of made tea during the last auction of 2019 compared to USD 2.59 per kg at the same period in 2018.

Zimbabwe enters deal with Chinese agric firm

12-30-2019 | 12:34:00
Zimbabwe and China Lesso Group yesterday signed an agricultural cooperation agreement under which 12,800 hectares will be put under irrigation for the production of over 60,000 tonnes of maize each season.

Egypt’s agriculture exports in excess of 5M tons in 2019

12-27-2019 | 13:04:00
Egypt’s agriculture exports hiked to exceed five million tons during the period from January 1, 2019 to December 18, according to head of the Central Administration of Agricultural Ahmed Al-Attar.

More farmers embrace hybrid rice in Kenya

12-27-2019 | 12:23:00
Rice farmers in Mwea are now set to improve their yields after embracing hybrid rice which produces more yields and is fast maturing.

[Nigeria] Poultry industry saved N50bn from border closure - NIAS boss

12-27-2019 | 12:09:34
The land border closure with neighbouring countries has saved the poultry industry in Nigeria about N50 billion since its commencement in August.

Angola to become self-sufficient in wheat production by 2020

12-24-2019 | 11:30:30
Angola will become self-sufficient in wheat flour production by 2020, taking into account the forecast of the country's three mills producing 208,000 tons per year, totaling 840,000 tons.

Global farm equipment market to reach $150 million by 2024, report

12-24-2019 | 09:48:00
The global farm equipment market is expected to reach $150 million by 2024 from $128 million in 2018.