Agriculture -
  • Plant creates hundreds of job opportunities
    29 august 2001 13:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- One of the largest aqua food projects in Africa was launched this week at Makokskraal in the Northwest Province of South Africa. Full text...

  • Tandja hails agricultural cooperation between Niger and Egypt
    28 august 2001 23:42:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's President Mamadou Tandja has commended the agricultural cooperation between his country and Egypt saying it is an outstanding example of technology transfer among developing countries. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe revises down maize import needs
    27 august 2001 11:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Monday revised down its import requirement of the staple maize food to 100,000 tonnes from an earlier estimate of 700,000 tonnes this year. Full text...

  • Nujoma stresses need for fair land distribution
    26 august 2001 19:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia President Sam Nujoma reiterated Sunday that land redistribution is central to his government's policy because agriculture was the mainstay of the country's economy. Full text...

  • FAO officer highlights need to combat hunger
    26 august 2001 15:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- FAO's regional information officer for Africa Paul Fouda Onambele on Sunday said that fighting hunger must be the first step to reducing poverty. Full text...

  • Mauritius to produce food in neighbouring countries
    25 august 2001 14:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture has said it intends to work with neighbouring Mozambique and Madagascar to produce food for the country. Full text...

  • Swine fever hits pig industry in southern Malawi
    25 august 2001 14:34:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- An outbreak of African swine fever has killed at least 70 pigs in Malawi's southern district of Balaka. Full text...

  • Niger upbeat on agricultural prospects
    24 august 2001 23:52:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The National Department of Agriculture in Niger has reported better rainfall this year, occasioning extensive cultivation and planting of farmland. Full text...

  • Swine fever kills over 800 pigs in Benin
    24 august 2001 16:57:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Swine fever has killed a total of 853 pigs in Parakou, 400 km north of Cotonou, according to the director of Benin's veterinary and phyto-sanitary control, Dr. Full text...

  • Pockets of hunger but no starvation, says Minister
    23 august 2001 21:44:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Agriculture Minister Helder Muteia has admitted that there are "pockets of hunger" in the country due to poor harvest but denied that anyone has starved to death from famine. Full text...

  • Botswana bans dairy products from Zimbabwe
    23 august 2001 21:27:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana has banned the importation of a range of animal products from neighbouring Zimbabwe, citing an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Full text...

  • Hunger threatens 500,000 Somalis
    22 august 2001 22:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that more than 500,000 Somalis face a serious food crisis, following the almost total failure of rains in southern Somalia. Full text...

  • Namibians want land issue addressed
    22 august 2001 21:59:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- Delegates to a regional meeting Wednesday told Namibian Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Minister Hifikepunye Pohamba, that a second national conference was necessary to address the land issue in the country more adequately. Full text...

  • FAO worried by impact of floods on Sudan's food security
    22 august 2001 20:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warned Wednesday that the Blue Nile floods had aggravated the already precarious food supply situation in northern Sudan, after displacing thousands of people and destroying crops in the region. Full text...

  • Southern African Soyfood Association conference underway
    22 august 2001 15:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Participants at the third International Soyfood Conference in Johannesburg have promised to give the soyfood industry a further boost as it continues to gain grounds. Full text...

  • Drought hit regions receive high yielding seeds
    21 august 2001 15:10:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation has supplied improved seeds worth 400,000 US dollars to farmers of Sudan's Eastern regions devastated by drought in 2000. Full text...

  • State-run paper claims UK involvement in Zimbabwe farm troubles
    17 august 2001 16:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's state-owned Herald newspaper has claimed that this week's looting on white-owned farms in the north of the country was instigated by the British High Commission and other groups to attract world attention ahead of a series of international summits. Full text...

  • Ethiopia needs 308 million birr to boost animal production
    15 august 2001 17:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Agriculture Ministry would require more than 308 million birr (about 36. Full text...

  • Goat project transforms life in arid Kenyan district
    15 august 2001 15:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- John Mwenda, 42, is a simple man, but his diminutive frame belies his success as a goat farmer, much like his counterpart Andrew Nkunjiri, 48, who would hardly strike anyone as a modern farmer. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe enlists soldiers in land reform
    15 august 2001 13:02:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Wednesday enlisted the services of the Army to demarcate land for resettlement under its controversial land reforms, and provide other logistical support for the programme. Full text...

  • Tanzania plans to triple cotton production by 2007
    14 august 2001 19:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has hatched an ambitious plan to triple its cotton output in the next six years from the current average of 250,000 bales to 750,000 bales annually. Full text...

  • Senegal ready to host the FAO conference
    13 august 2001 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has expressed Dakar's interest to replace Rome as host the forthcoming conference of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Full text...

  • Peasants accused of looting white-owned farms
    13 august 2001 17:38:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Hundreds of landless black peasants at the weekend looted farms whose white owners fled recent unrest in northern Zimbabwe, police said Monday. Full text...

  • 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...

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