Agriculture -
  • Sudan reports satisfactory harvests
    13 august 2001 09:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Agriculture minister Majzoub el Khalifa has said this season's sorghum, groundnuts and cotton harvests were satisfactory thanks to adequate rainfall. Full text...

  • Kenyan coffee body to install modern curing plant
    12 august 2001 16:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Planters Co-operative Union announced Sunday that it would set up a modern coffee curing plant in a bid to enhance efficiency in processing the export crop. Full text...

  • Sudan reports increase in livestock population
    11 august 2001 19:22:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese authorities have reported that the country's livestock population doubled in the last 14 years. Full text...

  • Tension forces white farmers to flee northern Zimbabwe
    10 august 2001 15:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- At least 40 white farmers fled northern Zimbabwe Friday following clashes between them and landless peasants in the area in recent days, farming industry officials confirmed. Full text...

  • Bank predicts improved food supply next year
    10 august 2001 11:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Bank of Tanzania has predicted that the nation's food supply downturn of recent months may improve during the coming year. Full text...

  • Kenya to introduce new banana ripening method
    09 august 2001 21:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A modern banana ripening method that will enable farmers meet scheduled market appointments is soon to be introduced in Kenya. Full text...

  • Farmers unhappy with agricultural marketing system
    08 august 2001 17:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian farmers and co-operative union officials Wednesday called for an overhaul of the country's institutional framework for agricultural marketing. Full text...

  • FAO boosts Tanzania's anti-swine fever drive
    07 august 2001 20:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian government Tuesday announced a six-month programme to contain a recent outbreak of African swine fever in the nation's capital Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • Peasants push for solutions to farming problems
    07 august 2001 20:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's annual Peasant's Day, popularly known as Nane Nane, is to be observed throughout the country on Wednesday, climaxing a weeklong agricultural show in the eastern region of Morogoro. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean families get agricultural inputs
    07 august 2001 13:44:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Some 10,530 peasant families in Sierra Leone have obtained farm implements and inputs, the Chief Agricultural officer, Dennis Kamara, said in Freetown Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian co-operatives set up agricultural bank
    07 august 2001 11:58:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian growers' co-operatives and the International Cocoa Organisation last Friday established a Professional Agricultural Bank (BPA), official sources in Abidjan said Monday. Full text...

  • Elsenburg College introduces Agritourism as subject
    07 august 2001 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Western Cape's Elsenburg College of Agriculture has become the first college of its kind to include agritourism in its curriculum in South Africa. Full text...

  • Milk production on the decline in Kenya
    06 august 2001 19:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Dairy farmers in Kenya's Rift Valley province earned 2. Full text...

  • Kabila calls for increased trade in sub-region
    04 august 2001 16:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Saturday called for increased trade between his country and Zambia as a way of strengthening economic and political ties of Africa. Full text...

  • Millions Of Kenyans In Need Of Food Aid As Drought Continues
    04 august 2001 10:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Millions of Kenyans are in need of food aid as drought continues to grip large portions of the country, the World Food Programme has warned. Full text...

  • 17 sub-Saharan countries face serious food shortage
    03 august 2001 20:47:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Adverse weather conditions, persistent civil strife and general insecurity were main reasons for current food shortages in 17 sub-Saharan countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reported Friday. Full text...

  • Zambian coffee company stakes 15 million dollars
    03 august 2001 10:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African Plantations Corporation Ltd has just finished investing 15 million US dollars in the production of coffee beans in Zambia, through its local subsidiary. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's white farmers moan cattle loss
    02 august 2001 16:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's largely white commercial farmers union said Thursday they had lost 250 000 cattle worth 5. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's white farmers warn of food shortages
    02 august 2001 16:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean white farmers battling to save their farms from seizure under government's controversial land reforms, Thursday warned of critical food shortages in the future if the authorities pressed ahead with the programme without adjustments. Full text...

  • FAO grants 300,000 dollars for cassava project
    01 august 2001 22:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has granted Congo 300,000 dollars for improvement of cassava production in the central Plateaux region, the Congolese Information Agency (ACI) reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya reports anthrax outbreak
    01 august 2001 21:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Veterinary officials in Kenya have reported an outbreak of anthrax in parts of the country but they say the situation is not alarming. Full text...

  • Africa's deteriorating food situation worries FAO
    01 august 2001 18:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The World Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned of acute food emergencies caused by difficult weather conditions, persistent civil strife and insecurity facing 17 sub-Saharan African countries. Full text...

  • Kabila to open Zambia's Agricultural Show
    01 august 2001 16:06:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- DR Congo President Joseph Kabila will officially open Zambia's 75th Agricultural and Commercial Show in Lusaka Saturday, an official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Government to privatise agricultural event
    01 august 2001 14:07:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger government plans to privatise and turn into a sub-regional cultural event, the country's annual herders' gathering, known as "Cure Salee," the Animal Resources Minister Koroney Maoude, has disclosed. Full text...

  • UNDP provides 4 million dollars for food project
    31 july 2001 21:00:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme has provided Bas Congo province in western Democratic Republic of Congo with four million dollars for implementation of a food self-sufficiency project. Full text...

  • Kenya doubles earnings from pyrethrum
    31 july 2001 19:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya earned 40 million shillings from pyrethrum during the last crop season, a considerable increase from 17 million shillings the previous season. Full text...

  • Ghana, Morocco to sign fish memo
    31 july 2001 17:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana and Morocco are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding under which the former would fish for sardines in Morocco's territorial waters while the latter in turn catches tuna in Ghanaian waters. Full text...

  • Farming Company posts high turnover
    31 july 2001 12:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambezi Ranching and Cropping Plc in Zambia, Tuesday announced an increase in its turnover to 35,006 million kwacha over the past six months of trading. Full text...

  • DR Congo to privatise agriculture
    31 july 2001 11:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Minister, Andre Philippe Futa, has announced government's plan to privatise the country's agricultural sector. Full text...

  • FAO Chief expected in Algiers
    30 july 2001 13:22:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Jacques Diouf, the Director- General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), was due in Algeria Monday on a two-day official visit, reliable sources said in Algiers. Full text...

  • Niger gets 1 billion francs CFA Swiss grant for livestock
    29 july 2001 14:09:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Switzerland Saturday granted Niger one billion francs CFA (about 1. Full text...

  • Cassava, sweet potato cuttings for 5,000 households
    28 july 2001 11:34:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least 5,000 households in the DR Congo will soon benefit from 1,250,000 meters of cassava cuttings and 1,000,000 meters of sweet potato plants for use in their gardens. Full text...

  • Benin announces input prices for cotton production
    26 july 2001 21:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin has announced prices for inputs used in cotton production in the upcoming season scheduled to start 15 October, an official source said Thursday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Work to shore up dikes starts in September
    26 july 2001 21:33:00
    Matutuine- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Helder Muteia has said that work to shore up protection dikes along the rich agricultural valleys of the Incomati and Maputo rivers, particularly in Manhica and Matutuine districts, will start in September. Full text...

  • DR Congo, UN agencies to launch agricultural project
    24 july 2001 20:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo and two UN agencies Tuesday in Kinshasa held a tripartite meeting on the launching of a support project to farmers in the country's several regions. Full text...

  • Niger moves to revamp livestock sector
    23 july 2001 21:20:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The government of Niger is poised to revamp the country's livestock sector through the development of range coupled with improved management of other pastoral resources. Full text...

  • Japan to build fishing school in Mauritius
    22 july 2001 09:44:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Fisheries minister Sylvio Michel said Sunday Japan would finance the construction of a 200-million rupee (7. Full text...

  • Botswana faces serious food shortage
    19 july 2001 23:39:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A massive grain deficit in Botswana this year would impact negatively on the food situation in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture has warned. Full text...

  • FAO chief appeals for contributions to food security fund
    19 july 2001 20:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Concerned about increasing food insecurity in developing countries, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Thursday urged the industrialised G-8 nations to contribute to a trust fund for food security. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe bans private maize trading
    19 july 2001 17:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, facing possible food shortages this year, has banned the private sale of wheat and maize to ensure food security, government officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • Rain stems locust attacks in Niger
    19 july 2001 15:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Substantial rainfall in June has reduced the intensity of locust attacks on crops in parts of Niger, according to the Crop Protection Department. Full text...

  • Government suspends land allocation
    14 july 2001 16:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Lands Minister Hifikepunye Pohamba has ordered the suspension of land allocations in the common grazing area of Mangetti in the Oshikoto region. Full text...

  • Namibia to market fish in US
    13 july 2001 20:50:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) is hosting two workshops later this month on the potentials for marketing Namibian fish and fish products in the US. Full text...

  • Stakeholders discuss Gambia's livestock sector
    13 july 2001 20:35:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Stakeholders Friday ended a two-day workshop on Gambia's livestock sub-sector urging investors to reach out for its under-tapped. Full text...

  • African scientists warn of pitfalls in biotechnology
    13 july 2001 20:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African scientists closed an international conference in Nairobi Friday with calls for more scrutiny on ethical, economic and environmental issues in the use of biotechnology as a means of fighting endemic food shortages on the continent. Full text...

  • Quelea quelea destroy wheat crop in Kenya
    13 july 2001 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An estimated five million birds of the quelea quelea type have invaded Kenya's wheat growing areas in Southern Rift Valley destroying the crop which is at harvesting stage. Full text...

  • Minister announces investment proposals for remote region
    13 july 2001 11:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- KwaZulu-Natal's local minister of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, Narend Singh, has announced investment proposals of more than 50 million US dollars for the Makhathini Flats, a region in the remote north-eastern part of the province. Full text...

  • Tanzania establishes livestock early warning system
    11 july 2001 22:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has signed an agreement to undertake an early warning system project for livestock. Full text...

  • Kenya to ease middlemen out of flower trade
    10 july 2001 20:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities are contemplating a policy paper that would eliminate middlemen from the cultivation and export of horticultural produce. Full text...

  • Agriculture minister suggests need for private land ownership
    08 july 2001 16:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Agriculture Minister Helder Muteia has suggested that the time has come to discuss the previously taboo issue of private land ownership in the country. Full text...

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