Kenya’s Minister of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands launched a book on February 13 exploring the challenges and lucrative opportunities existing in pastoralism. The book ‘Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins’ seeks to demystify commonplace myths that the practice is not sustainable or profitable.
Water levels in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha are on the rise following the conservation efforts by various stakeholders around the lake to conserve it. Flower farms, fishermen and farmers at catchment areas are running joint restoration efforts aimed at limiting pollution and wastage of the lake’s water.
Top players in African agriculture recently gathered in Nairobi to present five policies they hope if adopted, will result in rapid growth of the continent’s agriculture and improve on food security.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Namadi Sambo, yesterday, informed a high level trade delegation from Japan that Nigeria has over 85 million hectares of uncultivated arable land for agricultural development.
The two day ‘Grow Africa’ investment forum is to showcase specific investment priorities in seven countries participating in the Grow Africa Partnership.
A study commissioned and coordinated by the Eastern Africa Grain Council and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has shown that Kenya’s agricultural sector is more protected through higher tariffs than any other sector in the region.
Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture is set to receive for the first time 10 million dollars in loan from OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for a rural livelihood and economic enhancement project set to benefit 24,000 rural farming households.
The Tanzanian government say it would no longer tolerate any unscrupulous seed dealers in the country, promising stern measures especially against those distributing fake hybrid seeds.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has set aside about three billion naira to support agro dealers, Alhaji Bukar Tijani, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Tuesday.