Chances and Challenges for Agriculture in Africa

Since 2006, when I first landed at O.R. Tambo International Airport and after South Africa World Cup 2010 turned into a wonderful airport, I’ve had a chance to visit several places of South Africa and gave more than ten lectures in conferences, universities, public and private organizations. I’ve gone from the busy Johannesburg to the world class and marvelous Cape...

Tanzania Agriculture University project against post-harvest losses

FRUIT growers in the country have a reason to smile after the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) embarked on a project to enhance preservation of the fruits using nanotechnology to reduce post-harvest losses. SUA Associate Professor in Horticulture and Plant Propagation, Theodosy Msogoya, said in Dar es Salaam that the project intends to test the effective of hexanal, a safe...

Tanzania Agriculture University project against post-harvest losses

FRUIT growers in the country have a reason to smile after the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) embarked on a project to enhance preservation of the fruits using nanotechnology to reduce post-harvest losses. SUA Associate Professor in Horticulture and Plant Propagation, Theodosy Msogoya, said in Dar es Salaam that the project intends to test the effective of hexanal, a safe...

Sh200million nuts factory for Embu county, Kenya

The contribution of the macadamia industry to the economy of Embu is set to rise after an investor in partnership with the county government embarked on constructing a Sh200million nuts factory in the county. Privamnuts Kenya Ltd is constructing a factory with a capacity of 7,000 metric tonnes every season at Muthatari area. The factory will do complete value...

South African citrus industry suffers Black Spot fallout

CITRUS growers face a R10m knock after suspending organic lemon exports to the European Union (EU) following the discovery of citrus black spot in three consignments. This comes in the same week in which a team of local growers and agricultural experts are to travel to Europe to shed light on how the country could improve its fungus risk...

Golden age on the Orange River

It is an excellent raisin year for South Africa. Crop volumes are high but not excessive. The rainfall suspected to occur during the drying time of the grapes did not happen. Quality is extraordinary and the yield of Golden Jumbos is higher-than-average. On the road running parallel to the Orange River, which normally is only frequented by trucks and...

Uganda worried about banana yields

Banana farmers in Kabarole district are concerned about the decline in Banana yield from an average of 1332 per acre per annum to 702 bunches per acre, per annum in the last one and half years. Farmers attribute the decline to limited land, lack of access to improved breeds and inadequate information on banana production. The district successfully...
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