Agriculture -
  • Benin leads cotton producer in Franc zone
    08 june 2001 20:17:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Though Benin suffered a decline of 7. Full text...

  • Ivorian rice farming project on upbeat
    07 june 2001 16:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Six years into the venture, officials at a 10-billion CFA franc hydro-agricultural project to develop rice cultivation in Cote d'Ivoire's central region of Divo region have reported significant yields. Full text...

  • Crop radiation to increase crop production
    06 june 2001 15:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian farmers are soon to significantly increase their crop yields by as much as three fold, when they start using seeds from the country's research stations now under a programme known as "radiation mutation breeding. Full text...

  • Moroccan farmers get 4.8 million dollars ADF funding
    05 june 2001 22:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan government has subsidised farmers in the country with 4. Full text...

  • Capespan announces agreement to commercialise grape cultivars
    04 june 2001 16:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Capespan group has entered into an exclusive agreement with the ARC Infruitec- Nietvoorbij Institute in Stellenbosch outside Cape Town for the commercialisation of its new table grape cultivars in all South Hemisphere countries, as well as in Egypt, Israel and Turkey. Full text...

  • Capespan in agreement to commercialise grape cultivars
    04 june 2001 13:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Capespan group has entered into an exclusive agreement with the ARC Infruitec- Nietvoorbij Institute in Stellenbosch outside Cape Town for the commercialisation of its new table grape cultivars in all South Hemisphere countries, as well as in Egypt, Israel and Turkey. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Puts Up Massive Financing for Farm Settlers
    03 june 2001 17:09:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Agriculture Minister Joseph Made said Sunday the government had raised 6. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Puts Up Massive Financing for Far Settlers
    03 june 2001 17:08:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Agriculture Minister Joseph Made said Sunday the government had raised 6. Full text...

  • China, Guinea Bissau sign agriculture pact
    01 june 2001 23:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- China is giving Guinea Bissau financial and technical assistance to improve farming projects in the west African country. Full text...

  • Kenyan Maasai now accept camels
    01 june 2001 21:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania, owning a heard of cattle is not only a sign of wealth, but a sign of prestige to this ethnic group striding the borders of the two Eastern Africa nations. Full text...

  • UE grants 20 billion CFAF to Mali
    30 may 2001 17:35:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) and the Malian Government have signed two agreements worth 20 billion F CFA to be spent on combating desertification in the northern regions and increase rice production. Full text...

  • Experts discuss crop protection
    29 may 2001 16:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- An international symposium on integrated crop protection in the Mediterranean region, opened in Rabat Tuesday with the participation of Moroccan and foreign experts. Full text...

  • Ivorian farmers deny employing child-slaves
    29 may 2001 13:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An Ivorian farmers NGO has slammed against international media organisations for alleging that child-slaves from Burkina Faso and Mali produced 90 percent of agricultural products in two agricultural firms in the country. Full text...

  • Quality of Cote d'Ivoire's cocoa deteriorates
    26 may 2001 14:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The collapse of international cocoa prices is taking place as the quality of Cote d'Ivoire's main foreign exchange earner has deteriorated considerably. Full text...

  • South African Works delegation back from India
    25 may 2001 13:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African delegation led by the Public Works Minister, Stella Sigcau is back home after a week-long visit to observe India's irrigation systems as well as agro-manufacturing and processing. Full text...

  • Mauritius to boost fruits and vegetables production
    23 may 2001 14:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A plan is under way by the Mauritian Chamber of Agriculture to encourage Mauritians to grow fruits and vegetables outside the country. Full text...

  • Malawi's proposed Land policy engenders fear
    22 may 2001 12:47:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- If approved, experts fear that Malawi's proposed new land policy could trigger an economic crisis. Full text...

  • Mozambique's grain production rising
    21 may 2001 19:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's grain production rose from 400,000 tonnes in 1990 to one million in 1997, the country's agriculture minister Helder Muteia has said. Full text...

  • Kenya to resume export of sugar products
    21 may 2001 16:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya says it would soon resume sugar exports to the European Union (EU) after a three-year spirited campaign to have the exports reinstated. Full text...

  • Minister says Sudanese meat still banned in Gulf States
    16 may 2001 21:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A ban imposed on Sudanese meat by the Gulf States since September 2000 is still in force, Sudanese Animal Resources Minister Riak Gai has said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe increases maize producer prices
    16 may 2001 13:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government, in a bid to entice farmers to sell maize they were withholding over unattractive state-controlled prices, on Wednesday increased the price but growers said this still fell far short of production costs incurred. Full text...

  • FAO props Liberia's forestry programme
    15 may 2001 20:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed a project valued at 263,000 US dollars to develop and strengthen a national forestry programme. Full text...

  • FAO proposes funding mechanism for LDCs food security
    15 may 2001 15:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Tuesday proposed a 98 million dollar financing mechanism to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) improve the quality and security of their food production. Full text...

  • Stakeholders in Guinea's rice sector consult in Conakry
    10 may 2001 14:25:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Stakeholders in rice production, including representatives from the government, private and international organisations, met for two days in Conakry discussing options to food sufficiency in Guinea. Full text...

  • Ivorian farmers oppose liberalisation scheme
    09 may 2001 14:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A group of Ivorian farmers in Divo, 220 km north-west of Abidjan, have called for a new type of partnership between farmers, middlemen and foreign partners. Full text...

  • Mozambique anticipates upswing in tea production
    08 may 2001 17:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PNA) -- Tea production in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia is set to increase by about one third this year, over last year's harvest of 4,000 tonnes, local press accounts Tuesday cited Agriculture and Rural Development minister Helder Muteia as saying. Full text...

  • Poverty becomes a source of inspiration in Cameroon
    08 may 2001 16:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- For the past few years, farmers of Banbaki village, in the north-western province of Cameroon, have been working all year round. Full text...

  • Flood-affected families need more tools and seeds
    05 may 2001 13:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 55,000 families, affected by flooding in central Mozambique, are in urgent need of seeds and agricultural tools to help them resume farming after the devastation of their crops. Full text...

  • UEMOA members meet to streamline agricultural policy
    04 may 2001 16:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Representatives of farmer organisations of the eight-member States of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) entered their second day of meeting Friday in Niamey trying to formulate an agricultural policy for the sub-region. Full text...

  • FAO boss says GMOs are double-edged knife
    03 may 2001 14:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- FAO's director general Jacques Diouf said on Thursday that Genetically Modified Organisms were a double-edged knife like all new technologies. Full text...

  • Kenya issues alert over foot and mouth disease
    27 april 2001 16:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has issued an alert on the spread of the foot-and-mouth disease in the country and drastically reduced the cost of vaccination from about 50 US cents to about 11 US cents a dose. Full text...

  • Morocco denies Mad Cow infection
    26 april 2001 15:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan Agriculture minister Ismail Alaoui has affirmed in Parliament that no mad cow disease has been detected in Morocco to date. Full text...

  • Five Telefood projects for Liberia
    24 april 2001 20:11:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has approved five Telefood projects valued at 43,175 US dollars in Liberia, says a government statement issued in Monrovia on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian firm to modernise Tanzania's sugar plant
    24 april 2001 19:19:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Mauritian company and a banking consortium led by Barclays Bank have agreed to finance the rehabilitation of a sugarcane plantation and its factory in northern Tanzania. Full text...

  • Hungry birds wipe out harvest in parts of Caprivi Strip
    24 april 2001 14:21:00
    Katima Mulilo- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian farmers in the areas of Sangwali, Mbambazi, Sauzuo and Lyanshulu in the southwest of the Caprivi Strip have claimed that a flight of birds has been feasting on most of their crops since early this year. Full text...

  • Tanzania anticipates bumper coffee harvest
    21 april 2001 10:59:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is likely to realise a bumper coffee harvest this year in spite of a drubbing facing farmers, the state-owned Saturday News reported. Full text...

  • Morocco suffers drop in fruit, vegetable exports
    20 april 2001 22:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's exports in early fruits and vegetables totalled 285,000 tonnes as at mid April, compared to 317. Full text...

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