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  • 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...

  • FAO executive in Tunis to prepare for world summit
    06 july 2001 22:43:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Visiting FAO director-general Jacques Diouf Friday expressed the importance which FAO attaches to Tunisia's high-level participation at the upcoming World Food Summit. Full text...

  • Bank report says Kenya's agricultural sector in decline
    05 july 2001 12:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's agricultural sector recorded an overall decline in growth of 2. Full text...

  • Coffee farmers suffer as crop prices plunge
    04 july 2001 14:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sixty-nine year-old Thiong'o wa Kamami tearfully gazes at his small coffee holding, and gestures in desperation. Full text...

  • Morocco raises 134 million dollars against drought
    03 july 2001 12:08:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan government has mobilised about 134 million US dollars to fight the effects of drought in the country, State television has announced. Full text...

  • Niger sinks 13 irrigation boreholes
    01 july 2001 14:06:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's water resources minister Akoli Daouel on Sunday officially launched the drilling of 13 irrigation bore-holes the Irhazer valley 900 km north of Niamey. Full text...

  • 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...

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