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    A third consecutive year of drought conditions could push Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia to increase their wheat imports again in 2024/25 to meet demand and bolster wheat stocks. North Africa is the largest wheat-importing region in the world. Wheat imports to the area rose in 2023/24 to the highest level in seven years amid record-setting drought. Now, Gro’s Drought Index for the North African ...
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    IMAGE: DOMESTIC RICE PRODUCTION IN AFRICA CURRENTLY MEETS ABOUT 60% OF DEMAND ON THE CONTINENT, MAKING AFRICA RELIANT ON RICE IMPORTS TO MEET FOOD DEMAND. A NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW AFRICAN FARMERS COULD INCREASE PRODUCTION AND REDUCE RELIANCE ON IMPORTS WITHOUT PUTTING MORE HECTARES INTO CROP PRODUCTION. CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN COURTESY PHOTO BY ALENCAR ZANON ...
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    img 20240208 wa0002 The Niger State Government has entered into a partnership with CBM Developments Company Ltd, an agriculture development company that specialises in irrigation development, for the irrigation of 50,000 hectares. At a ceremony which had Governor Mohammed Bago in attendance, the agreement was signed by CMB Development’s Chairman, Ms Telia Urey, and the ...
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    The largest import categories of poultry into South Africa are mechanically deboned meat and offal. Photo: Canva In 2023, poultry imports into South Africa increased after a 4-year decline. Poultry imports (primarily chicken) peaked in 2018 at 566,00 tonnes but have since seen a steady decline down to just 373,000 tonnes in 2022. But, for ...
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    Aron Kangwony at his Vetiver grass farm at home in Tilomwonin village in Kamnarok that lies on the base of Kerio Valley belt in Baringo County on August 25, 2022. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]   Kenya has committed to developing its feed and fodder sector in a bid to promote economic growth and create job opportunities. ...