Egypt appoints new head of wheat agency

EGYPT - Egypt, the world’s largest wheat buyer, has appointed a new head to its agriculture quarantine agency, the body that last year threw the massive wheat buying programme into disarray when it tightened import regulations on a common wheat fungus.

Ondo state partners firm for rice production

NIGERIA - The Ondo State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an agro-allied firm, Africa Red Crest (Nigeria) Limited, for the mass production of rice through the cultivation of 500 hectares of land and the establishment of a rice mill with capacity for 37,500 tonnes per annum at the Owena Dam area of Akure, the state capital.