EU funds to promote climate-smart agriculture for smallholder farmers in Southern Africa

The European Union (EU) has availed a €1.5 million fund to help 140 000 smallholder farmers in Southern Africa adopt new innovations aimed at aiding the transition from traditional to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions. The fund will be disbursed through the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), a…

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EU deregulation to shrink Swaziland sugar exports

Swaziland’s sugar exports are likely to decline after the European Union’s (EU) deregulation of the industry. Swazi sugar farmers have struggled to assert themselves outside the EU. Sugar farmers in the world’s only absolute monarchy have for decades benefitted from the EU’s cap on annual sugar production. It kept prices…

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SA boer goat exports hindered by lack of protocol

The recent South African Boer Goat World Expo once again underlined the breeds’ popularity around the world, but a lack of protocol for the export of the animals is hindering large-scale exports. The Boer Goats Breeders' Society, however, is currently having discussions with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries…

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Government soothes anxious poultry farmers

The Zambian government will next week Tuesday convene a stakeholders meeting to address concerns of a jittery poultry industry, reeling from the effects of dumping and rising input costs. Industry sources said the concerns were heightened by developments in the South African poultry sector, where major producers were set to…

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