Angolan police seize 1 880 hardwood logs

Angolan police and forestry rangers in Namibe Province have seized a consignment of 1 880 hardwood logs being prepared for export to China without proper documentation. In a statement, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) police branch said the logs were harvested illegally in the Cuando Cubango Province. The consignment was…

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Chinese fish imports choke Kenyan market

Rising imports of fish from China, coupled by uncontrolled fishing, is negatively affecting local producers, say Kenyan fish farmers. Kenya’s Daily Nation reports that imported Chinese fish are being sold at below the cost of production, stifling local fish farmers and traders. “These imports are being sold directly at retailers…

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Namibia enters second phase of rice field trials for local production

The Namibian government has started implementing the second phase in the field trial of 15 Chinese rice varieties which are being tested to determine whether they can be adapted for farming locally. The field trials, which started early last year, are underway at the Kalimbeza Green Scheme, one of several…

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Emerging sector holds potential for livestock growth in SA

The emerging sector owns roughly 40% of livestock in South Africa, which largely contributes to food and income security, said Louis Wessels, chairman of the Western Cape Red Meat Producers Organization (RPO) at the organisation’s annual general meeting. “The industry’s turnover can increase by 30% if the informal sector is…

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