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SA forecasts record maize harvest

SOUTH AFRICA - The decline in the price of maize could lead to a decline in the price of food in the long run. This is the view of Wandile Sihlobo, agricultural economist and head of agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber.

Govt. rejects bill to reform coffee marketing

ETHIOPIA - The Office of the Attorney General has rejected the bill of the Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Development & Marketing Authority establishment, which mainly paralyses the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) and entirely reforms the value chain of coffee.

New juice factory set for western Ethiopian town

ETHIOPIA - The Oromia Regional State has started an effort to open Bekelcha Tomato & Mango Processing Factory S.C., a new agro-processing company that produces tomato and mango juice, in Neqemte, 318km away from Addis Abeba, with an investment capital of 136 million Br.