SOUTH AFRICA - South African farmers have managed to produce 10.6 million tons of maize during the first eleven weeks of harvesting. The farmers are only 5.03 million tons shy of the 15.63 million tons projected by the Crop Estimate Committee (CEC) earlier this year.
ZAMBIA – Zambia should deregulate the agriculture sector by allowing export of surplus maize and other commodities to attract more investments into the industry, Standard Chartered Bank chief economist for Africa Razia Khan has said.
NIGERIA - Worried that Nigerians are indirectly eating poison because of the way food production is handled, the federal government has commenced nationwide advocacy on agricultural quality control and standards.
KENYA – The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) and Amref Health Africa have officially launched a partnership that will sustainably improve the health and enable the economic empowerment of more than 500,000 people in Eastern Africa.
SOUTH AFRICA - Shoprite managed to grow turnover by 10.4% over the past 12 months, despite challenging trading conditions both locally and in non-domestic markets, the group revealed in its operational update.
NIGERIA - The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has cautioned that unless smuggling is tamed by relevant authorities, it would make a waste of the over $7 billion invested by the government to stimulate local production of rice in the last 10 years.