Absa Bank’s overview of agricultural trade in Zambia, Kenya and Namibia

It is the season af marketing and trade, during which maize move across borders in southern Africa. Due to the general good harvest and abundant supply, prices remain low, except in eastern Africa, where the harvest is still going on.  KENYA Maize imports have increased from mid-June and harvesting is…

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Brahman crossbreed a popular dairy cow in Namibia

Braunvieh cattle crossed with Brahman produce a cross-bred animal that is very popular among extensive dairy farmers in Namibia. Dairy farmers are suffering all around the world amid low producer prices and high production costs. In Namibia, with its difficult farming conditions, you can expect it to be even tougher,…

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What is happening in the markets of Zambia, Namibia and South Africa?

Better yields in 2017 has seen grain prices plummeting across the markets of the region, but it is not all bad news for farmers, according to Absa Bank's regional update. ZAMBIA Soya Beans prices have plummeted and are now trading around $265 per ton. Some off takers are rumoured to…

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The latest on the markets in Kenya, Zambia and Namibia

This is you monthly update on southern African markets. KENYA In late March, the Government of Kenya issued an alert on the outbreak of Fall Armyworm (FAW). It has infested crops in Western, North and South Rift regions affecting the following counties: Baringo, Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Kericho, Nakuru, Nandi, Narok,…

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