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Excessive imports of grain hurting South African farmers – Grain SA

Grain farmers association Grain SA has called for greater transparency in the reporting of import and export contracts, as local producers' competitiveness was being...

Namibia eyes building ties with IRRI to boost its rice production

Although rice is not the Namibia's primary food staple, the government is keen on expanding rice production to improve its food security. Research has...

East Africans growing appetite for Rwandan rice puts smile on the farmers

Rwandan rice farmers have a reason to smile because of growing appetite for their rice in the East African community bloc. The official export...
Zimbabwean rice millers want Government to scrap 15% rice tax plan

Zimbabwean rice millers want Government to scrap 15% rice tax plan

Zimbabwe’s rice millers want the government to halt a plan to impose a 15 percent tax on rice imports, which along with corn is...

“Plastic rice not plasticized, but unsatisfactory for human consumption” – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confirmed that the 102 bags of rice seized by Customs operatives earlier this...
Nigerian officials row over 'plastic rice' amidst Christmas

Nigeria’s custom officials seize about 2.5 tonnes of the Plastic rice, branded “Best Tomato...

A major row erupted between the Nigeria's food safety agency and the health ministry when the Health Minister Isaac Adewole tweeted that tests by...
20 African Nations to benefit by Korean agriculture technology

AfricaRice invigorates rice breeding programs in Africa with support from Republic of Korea

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea and the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) have entered into a strategic partnership under the...

Senegal’s quiet rice revolution

An amazing synergy among all the stakeholders, subsistence farmers in Kolda have become prosperous in less than two years doing a booming business in...

One million tonnes of a bumper harvest of rice estimated in Plateau, Nigeria

Rice farmers in Plateau, which is the twelfth largest state of Nigeria, are optimistic of a bumper harvest this year, of at least one...

Nigerian Government targets 180,000 farmers to plant wheat, rice in Jigawa

The Federal government in Nigeria is planning in excess of 1.8 lakhs rice and wheat farmers for plantation in Jigawa for the 2016/2017 dry...

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