Agriculture -
  • Plan to protect African livestock
    30 june 2001 20:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Agricultural experts from 19 West and Central African countries have ended a three-day meeting in Ouagadougou, adopting an action plan for the implementation of the "Pan-African Animal Disease Control Programme" (PACE) in the two geographical zones. Full text...

  • Burkinabe farms come under caterpillar attack
    28 june 2001 20:08:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Caterpillars, agricultural authorities in Burkina Faso say, have swarmed fields around Tenkodogo (about 200 km east of Ouagadougou). Full text...

  • Animal health specialists meet in Ouagadougou
    26 june 2001 23:31:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Eighty animal health specialists from 19 West and Central African countries started a three-day meeting Tuesday in Ouagadougou to discuss the promotion of programmes for the surveillance and control of animal diseases in the region. Full text...

  • Parliament debates over new UN convention
    26 june 2001 21:16:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Agriculture Minister Helmut Angula Tuesday expressed concern at the way economically powerful Western nations imposed their will on Third World countries when it came to implementing some UN conventions. Full text...

  • Heavy rains reported in southern Senegal
    25 june 2001 22:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Heavy rains have been reported in parts of Senegal, notably in the southern town of Kedougou where an aggregate 86. Full text...

  • Mating Bulls Spark Row In Zimbabwe
    23 june 2001 16:13:00
    Mwenezi- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Violence erupted Saturday at a commercial farm in southern Zimbabwe after the white farm owner savagely castrated bulls belonging to landless villagers occupying his property. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau to boost honey production
    22 june 2001 14:20:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau has decided to boost its honey production in order to take advantage of the product's lucrative international market. Full text...

  • Minister says floods won't daunt Namibia's agriculture
    22 june 2001 11:37:00
    Katima Mulilo- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, Helmut Angula, says this year's floods in the eastern parts of Caprivi would not affect crop yields. Full text...

  • Institute plans to revive cashew production
    20 june 2001 22:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's National Cashew Institute is to invest about four billion meticais (slightly less than 185,000 US dollars) on a programme to revive cashew nut production in the southern province of Inhambane. Full text...

  • Congo launches food security programme
    20 june 2001 12:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Agriculture minister Celestin Gongarad Nkoua has launched a 2. Full text...

  • FAO boosts Sudan's agriculture Project
    19 june 2001 11:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is rehabilitating Sudan's agriculture, the Resident Representative Abullah el Tahir Bin Yahya has said. Full text...

  • Benin to construct 1,150 km of feeder roads
    18 june 2001 20:13:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's minister of agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Theophile Nata on Monday officially launched construction works for 1,150 km of rural feeder roads in Soclogbo. Full text...

  • America joins Central Africa's fight against cassava diseases
    16 june 2001 18:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The American Ambassador to Congo has hinted that the US was contemplating support for the fight against cassava diseases in the Central African sub region. Full text...

  • Strategy to buttress agricultural sector unveiled
    15 june 2001 21:53:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is in the next few months expected to pull the wraps off an agricultural development strategy, to unveil a new impetus towards a sector that has largely failed to fulfil its role as an engine of economic growth for poverty reduction and food security. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities dismantle child-slave network
    15 june 2001 20:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has reported identifying "slave-owning farmers" in the country, after British television broadcasts raised the issue of child slaves in Ivorian plantations. Full text...

  • FAO Says 3,600 Million Hectares Affected By Desertification
    15 june 2001 16:44:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said Friday that more that more than 100 countries covering some 3,600 million hectares were seriously affected by desertification. Full text...

  • New lease of life for rural Burkina
    14 june 2001 23:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's rural dwellers are to enjoy a new lease of life with the launch last weekend in Bobo-Dioulasso, of a Support Project for Rural Micro-Enterprises (PAMER). Full text...

  • Whites own 90 percent of commercial farms in Namibia
    14 june 2001 23:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 5,000 of the estimated 6,000 commercial farms in Namibia are still owned by Whites, leaving Blacks with about 560 farms after independence, Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Minister Hifikepunye Pohamba, told the National Assembly Thursday. Full text...

  • Food group urges production research in Cote d'Ivoire
    14 june 2001 21:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A body monitoring food security in west and central Africa (SADAOC) has observed that Cote d'Ivoire had the potential of going self-sufficient for up to 18 months if the authorities there researched into increased yields as well as food conservation. Full text...

  • Cotton producers reject price liberalisation
    13 june 2001 23:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican peasant cotton producers have rejected the proposed liberalisation of prices of cotton, which was due to come into effect this year, the daily paper "Noticias" reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mali gleeful about EU market prospects for shea butter
    13 june 2001 22:43:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The authorities in Mali are rubbing their hands in glee following the decision by the European Union to integrate shea butter (up to 5 per cent) in the manufacture of chocolate. Full text...

  • Ivorian Palm nut producers end strike
    11 june 2001 21:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Palm oil producers in Ehania, near Aboisso (190 km east of Abidjan), have ended a strike embarked upon since 20 May to press for better prices for palm nuts, union sources affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Benin's cereal production falls in 2001
    11 june 2001 21:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's cereal production has fallen by 2. Full text...

  • Mozambique Expects Increased Food Harvest
    11 june 2001 18:17:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique expects to harvest about 1. Full text...

  • 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...

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