SA to increase trade and industry to Kenya, Tanzania

The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to increase trade and investment with Kenya and Tanzania. The department will lead 27 South African companies from various sectors on a mission to the two countries at the end of June, to identify trade and investment opportunities. Rob Davies,…

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Zambian government to impose restrictions on foreign land ownership

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has ordered the revision of the existing Land Act to curb foreign ownership of land. In his State of the Nation address, the president told parliament government will also sequester pieces of land where individual interests outweighed national interests. He said traditional leaders are the major…

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Agritech Expo interview: ‘Agriculture needs predictable policies from government’

Musika – a non-profit company that works to stimulate private sector investment in the smallholder market – has been a key partner of the Agritech Expo Zambia, since it started in 2014. We asked its Director of Strategy – Mr. Rob Munro – a few questions. How has Agritech Expo…

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New technology predicts yields for African smallholder farmers

American researchers successfully developed a new way to measure African farm yields, using high-resolution photos snapped by a wave of recently developed compact satellites. The Stanford University researchers now plan to scale up their project from a small Kenyan trial across more of Africa. “Our aspiration is to make accurate…

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