SOUTH AFRICA - The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) said on Thursday it remained convinced that the reduction of obesity rates in South Africa could be done without the negative impacts of taxation in the economy.
GHANA - The Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced a new Standard Operational Procedures for export inspection and phytosanitary certification of vegetables, fruits and plants.
NIGERIA - Stakeholders in the sorghum sector are finding it challenging to remain in business as low import tariff on cheap barley malt, malt extract, glucose and maltose syrups is pushing the industry to near collapse.
NIGERIA - A new strain of Avian Influenza virus, popularly known as bird flu, has entered Nigeria and spread to 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with over 3.5 million birds affected, the Federal Government has said.
NIGERIA - The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a reduction in the import duties of 115 items in various sectors of the economy in a bid to promote development in critical sectors of the economy.