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  • Kibaki pledges to protect Kenyan farmers
    11 march 2003 18:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki said Tuesday his government would ensure that Kenyan farmers were protected from unfair trade practices. Full text...

  • Nigeria launches food security programme
    09 march 2003 15:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has launched a food security programme aimed at achieving a sustainable improvement in its food production. Full text...

  • UN task force on hunger winds up East African tour
    08 march 2003 14:21:00
    Kisumu- Kenya (PANA) -- A 15-member UN Task Force on hunger completed its three-day fact-finding mission in Kenya Friday after visiting at least 10 poverty reduction projects, all based in the rural areas of the western part of the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania to draw on grain reserves to feed masses
    06 march 2003 19:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's disaster relief authorities have approved the distribution of subsidised grain to feed 177,000 people in nine districts facing a possible food shortage following a series of bad harvests. Full text...

  • SADC agency says food shortages to persist in Zimbabwe
    06 march 2003 18:47:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A regional food agency said Thursday that Zimbabwe's food production in the current farming season would be 50 percent of normal requirements due to drought. Full text...

  • EU supports Sudan's livestock disease control plan
    06 march 2003 16:55:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Khartoum government and the European Union (EU) Thursday signed a co-operation agreement to allow Sudan to benefit from EU allocations for animal disease control in Africa. Full text...

  • International agricultural fair opens in Dakar
    05 march 2003 22:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The fourth Dakar International Fair on Agriculture and Animal Resources (FIARA) opened here Wednesday afternoon with Senegalese Agriculture Minister Habib Sy cutting the ribbon. Full text...

  • WFP feeds 600,000 in Burundi
    05 march 2003 20:42:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a "rescue and recovery" programme to feed more than 600,000 people in Burundi for a period of 36 months, the UN agency said. Full text...

  • Oman donates US$2 million food to Zimbabwe
    05 march 2003 16:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The government of the Gulf State of Oman Wednesday donated 10,000 tons of food, worth two million US dollars to drought victims in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Malian minister against cotton subsidies
    04 march 2003 23:52:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's agriculture, livestock farming and fishery minister, Seydou Traore, has denounced in Bamako subsidies allocated by Western countries to their cotton producers, thus preventing Africa's white gold from being competitive on the international market. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS wreaks havoc on food production in Uganda
    04 march 2003 23:41:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's banana crop has plunged 50 percent as the country grapples with a general downturn in food production after losing much of its agricultural labour to HIV/AIDS, according a new study carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Full text...

  • 4th International Agricultural Fair opens in Dakar Wednesday
    03 march 2003 19:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The fourth International Agriculture and Animal Resources Fair (FIARA) opens Wednesday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, the organisers said Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisian, French experts discuss GMOs
    02 march 2003 19:58:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian and French experts have concluded a meeting in Tunis on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), with Tunisian Agriculture Minister Mohamed Habib Haddad saying the issue concerned both researchers and the agricultural sector. Full text...

  • IGAD urges donors to focus on poverty alleviation projects
    01 march 2003 15:42:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Agriculture ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) have urged donor nations and international and regional financing institutions to fund poverty alleviation projects in the region. Full text...

  • Tunisia doubles olive oil output this season
    01 march 2003 13:45:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia produced about 70,000 tonnes of olive oil during the 2002/2003 or more than double the level of the previous harvest, says an official report released here. Full text...

  • American company stakes on Ethiopian agriculture
    28 february 2003 12:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An American outfit, the Food Development Corporation (FDC), is in negotiations with Ethiopian agriculture and trade officials with a view to investing more than US$235 million in farm development projects, FDC chair Henry H. Full text...

  • Libya, FAO sign food security projects in Africa
    27 february 2003 19:21:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Libya and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation have signed two agreements for Libya to finance agricultural projects costing more than US$21 million in Sahelian and Saharan countries. Full text...

  • UN official warns of improper land use
    27 february 2003 13:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- About 40 billion US dollars in annual income on crop production is lost each year due to land degradation, a UN official told farmers at a forum Thursday. Full text...

  • AIDS undermines food security in Africa, says WFP boss
    26 february 2003 12:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- James T. Full text...

  • Land reform afoot in Senegal, says Minister
    26 february 2003 09:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Senegalese government plans to table before the National Assembly (Parliament) soon, a land reform bill, according to Agriculture Minister Habib Sy. Full text...

  • Low African turnout at Paris agricultural show
    25 february 2003 21:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire are the only African countries taking part in this year's International Agricultural Fair being held here until 2 March. Full text...

  • WWF decries lack of focus on farming policies in poor states
    25 february 2003 07:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) has warned that agricultural investment policies must be dramatically redesigned if they are to help reduce poverty and loss of biodiversity in developing countries. Full text...

  • IFAD funds rehabilitation of agriculture scheme in Sudan
    23 february 2003 17:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has approved a loan of US$20 million to help rehabilitate the Gash Agricultural Scheme in Kasala State of Eastern Sudan, Mohammed Hassan Jubara, Foreign Aid Director in the Ministry of Agriculture said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Malawi expects better crop yields as drought ends
    23 february 2003 11:21:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's worst period of famine, which affected 3. Full text...

  • France defends preferential trade treatment for Africa
    21 february 2003 13:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac Friday said he would defend special and privileged trade treatment for Africa. Full text...

  • IFAD to grant 50 percent of its resources to Africa
    20 february 2003 21:16:00
    Rome- Italy (PANA) -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said on Thursday in Rome that 50 percent of its resources by 2006 would be allocated to Africa. Full text...

  • IFAD official encourages Africans to adopt organic farming
    20 february 2003 17:40:00
    Rome- Italy (PANA) -- A senior official at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome has encouraged African farmers to start growing organic products, which are more profitable in the expanding market. Full text...

  • Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out in Zimbabwe
    20 february 2003 17:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Government veterinary officials in Zimbabwe said Thursday foot-and-mouth disease had broken out in two districts in the east of the country. Full text...

  • FAO props agricultural conversion initiative in Cape Verde
    19 february 2003 23:40:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has offered to support an agricultural conversion policy developed by the Cape Verde government, Praia sources told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to set up 2 billion Naira Agric Fund
    19 february 2003 22:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to establish a 2 billion Naira (US$16 million) Interest Draw-Back Fund to assist local farmers and boost investment in the agricultural sector, Jonah Ezeikpe, Chief Executive of Manny Bank and a member of the Bankers' Committee said in Lagos Wednesday. Full text...

  • World Bank boosts agriculture in Sudan's Nuba region
    19 february 2003 19:02:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The World Bank has earmarked a US$1. Full text...

  • US increases drought assistance to Ethiopia
    19 february 2003 17:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Washington has increased its emergency drought assistance to Ethiopia by US$7. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe brings armyworms under control
    18 february 2003 20:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Agriculture officials in Zimbabwe said Tuesday a nation-wide outbreak of armyworms which had threatened to wipe out crops had been brought under control. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe loses more cattle to drought, disease
    17 february 2003 18:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Warning of a looming beef shortage, farmers and government officials said Monday that drought and diseases were taking a heavy toll on Zimbabwe's cattle herd. Full text...

  • Fifty Zimbabwean farmers settle in Mozambique
    13 february 2003 18:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Fifty white Zimbabwean farmers have so far settled in the central Mozambican provinces of Manica and Sofala, Thursday's issue of the "Diario de Mocambique" newspaper quoted the Mozambican Agriculture Minister Helder Muteia as saying. Full text...

  • South African farmers move to check FMD outbreak
    12 february 2003 15:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African farmers in KwaZulu-Natal province have introduced precautionary measures to stave off a potential outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease, following a recent outbreak in neighbouring Botswana. Full text...

  • Armyworms invade Zimbabwe
    11 february 2003 20:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Agriculture authorities in Zimbabwe Tuesday reported widespread outbreaks of armyworms, threatening crops which had already been affected by drought. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe awards Chinese company huge farming tender
    09 february 2003 13:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government announced at the weekend it had awarded a huge tender to a Chinese company to develop 100,000 hectares for agricultural purposes. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe white farmers support government land reforms
    22 january 2003 21:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's embattled white farmers Wednesday offered technical and logistical support to black farmers controversially resettled on government-seized lands, to end a three-year crisis rocking the country's agriculture. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's new farmers ready to make country breadbasket
    22 january 2003 18:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Despite big challenges ahead of them, Zimbabwe's newly resettled farmers are determined to turn the country into southern Africa's breadbasket, according to Zimbabwe's Deputy Minister for Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Chief Fortune Z. Full text...

  • FAO chief postpones visit to Cameroon
    21 january 2003 18:53:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Wednesday's official visit to Cameroon by Jacques Diouf, Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has been postponed indefinitely, the FAO office said in Yaounde Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania launches emergency programme against famine.
    20 january 2003 20:33:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian government has launched an emergency programme to assist more than one million people threatened by famine in the country, the Commission on Food Security said. Full text...

  • Israel brings assistance to drought-stricken Ethiopia
    18 january 2003 17:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A delegation of top Israeli agricultural experts is expected to arrive here Sunday to launch the International Programme for Arid Land Crops (IPALC) in Ethiopia, the Israeli Ambassador here, Doron M. Full text...

  • Milk supplies decline in South Africa
    17 january 2003 12:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Local dairy outfit Milk South Africa warned Friday of a possible recourse to imports, saying milk production in the country was likely to fall short of actual demand this year. Full text...

  • Ugandan livestock officials in Rwanda
    16 january 2003 19:19:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Ugandan Secretary of State on Livestock Farming Mary Mugeni arrived in Kigali Thursday, heading a delegation on a three-day visit to discuss the prevention of livestock diseases in both countries. Full text...

  • South Africa bans livestock import from Botswana
    15 january 2003 16:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government Wednesday banned the importation of all cloven-hoofed animals and their products from Botswana following a suspected outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in that country. Full text...

  • Famine alert group finds food situation in Tanzania satisfactory
    14 january 2003 18:03:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Unlike neighbouring regions under threat from gaping shortfalls in food supplies, a surveillance report has affirmed that Tanzania's food security outlook over the coming six months would remain good. Full text...

  • Heavy rains bring bittersweet for Swazi farmers
    12 january 2003 09:54:00
    Lavumisa- Swaziland (PANA) -- Whilst a majority of Swazi farmers are pleased with the current heavy rainfall in many parts of this tiny Southern African kingdom, others have expressed agony that rainstorms have devastated their crops. Full text...

  • Mozambique maps out agricultural contingency plan for 2003
    11 january 2003 18:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Disaster Management Coordinating Council has presented its contingency plan for the 2002/2003 agricultural year, envisaging expenditure of up to 46 million US dollars in measures aimed at cushioning the impact of natural disasters. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean white farmer claims losing farm to High Court Judge
    10 january 2003 21:19:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A white Zimbabwean farmer alleged Friday he had lost his farm to a High Court Judge, who seized the property under the government's controversial agrarian reforms. Full text...

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