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Dangote Tomato Factory Ready for Operation by February


Kano — The much awaited Dansa tomato processing Company a subsidiary of Dangote group of companies situated at Kadawa irrigation center in Kano will begin full operation come February 2016.

WFP to Connect Smallholder Farmers to Markets

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has launched an initiative in Rwanda that aims to reduce hunger and food insecurity by supporting small-scale farmers as they shift from subsistence farming to market-oriented agriculture.

Facebook Page Set Up to Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

By Jeanette Chabalala

A Facebook page called Boere in Nood (Farmers in Distress) has collected more than R240 000 for animal feed.

The group was created in early November in an effort to assist drought-stricken farmers.

According to the founder of the group, Free State businessman NC Schoombee, they have managed to assist farmers across the country with animal feed.

Kenya Gets Comesa Extension On Sugar Imports

Kenya's safeguard against sugar inflows from regional states has been extended by one year, but the pace at which set reform conditions for the ailing sector are being implemented is worrying.

What Presidential Candidates Say They Will Do for Agriculture

1. Allocate at least 11% of the national budget to Agriculture, Water and Environment

2. Establish an Agricultural Development Bank to finance farmers with affordable and handy credit services

3. Increase investment in the mechanisation of agriculture to ensure suitable, reliable and affordable mechanisation and energy supplies, amongst others