Agri-Business

Tanzania to build research capacity :
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - Tanzania has been advised to make sure it builds its capacity on research in order to find out both the ‘positive and negatives’ of whether or not GM crops could be relevant for the country.
By: Kenan Kalagho
Zanzibar says no to clove liberalization:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
UNGUJA, Zanzibar - Zanzibar government is not going to yield to demands to liberalize the clove industry in the Isles.
By: Andrew Zablon
Tanzania misses out on its leather:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
Tanzania ranks second after Ethiopia in availability of hides and skin needed for the development of leather manufacturing industries that could play a role in creating job opportunities and boosting the country’s economy. Joram Wakari, the Executive S
By: Kenan Kalagho
Decentralisation frustrating veterinary services :
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Veterinary doctors have decried poor delivery of veterinary services in the country. They attribute the inefficiency to the decentralization.
By: Sam Nabwiiso
Tanzania biotech debate heats up:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The government has been advised to play its part by creating conducive environment so as to enable local researchers to do their job on the merit and shortcoming of biotech crops.
By: Leonard Magomba
Quality mars Uganda coffee :
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Land fragmentation and the failure by many coffee farmers to maintain high standards, has hampered development of Uganda’s coffee sub –sector to better levels of prosperity.
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
Kenya agriculture needs more funding:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
NAIROBI,Kenya - Kenya will need to increase investment in the agricultural sector if it is to meet the demands of the fast growing population and the aspiration of its Vision 2030.
By: Humphrey Liloba
Farmers bounce through 2013:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
KAMPALA, UGANDA – A cross-section of people in the agriculture sector told East African Business Week that 2013 was a relatively good year for farmers. This was especially true during the first season of planting compared to the same period the previous
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
Entrepreneurship key to agricultural growth:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda - Over the past 20 years, market opportunities for smallholder farmers have changed considerably due to the dissolution of government marketing boards, globalization and market reforms like liberalization.
By: Winnie Mandela
Small-scale farmers face hurdles:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Reducing poverty through improved agricultural methods in the rural areas will not happen if the government does not come up with good supportive policies for farmers.Alhaji M. Jallow, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Country
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
Entrepreneurship can drive agriculture :
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Over the past 20 years, market opportunities for smallholder farmers have changed considerably due to the dissolution of government marketing boards, globalization and market reforms like liberalization.In many cases, this left farmers w
By: Winnie Mandela
BATU leaf exports to earn Uganda $50m:
Agri-Business Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda---British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) expects to earn $50 million for Uganda in leaf exports this year.
By: Paul Tentena
Regional farmers reap from crop scheme:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A pan-African project aimed at improving legume technologies to counter the debilitating impact of low-nitrogen soils on agricultural production is generating higher yields and new income streams for smallholder farmers. Since it
By: Leonard Magomba
Africa loses 25% to maize diseases:
Agri-Business Monday, Feb 03, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Africa has been losing up to 25% of its maize harvest due to pests and insects such as stem borers that damage emerging leaves of young maize.Stem borers are a class of insect pests, made up of a number of moth species distribu
By: Leonard Magomba