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Tanzania to embrace climate-smart agriculture to transform people’s lives

Estimated loss in the agriculture sector due to climate change in Tanzania is about $200 million per year. To overcome this problem the government...

Tanzania’s new intervention to wipe out Quelea birds to save rice

Rosemary Sitaki, Same District Commissioner, said that Tanzania plans to conduct an aerial bird control operation to wipe out Quelea birds at Ndung'u Irrigation...

Egypt carves out new agreement for domestic rice procurement

According to the supply ministry, the Egyptian government has agreed to pay private mills EGP 6.3 ($0.3784) per kilogram for white rice, which the...
Uganda gets 5,983 MT rice aid from China to relieve food shortage

Uganda gets 5,983 MT rice aid from China to relieve food shortage

Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, quoting a new report National Food Security Assessment report disclosed that 26 percent of Uganda's population is facing stressed...

Egypt intends to double its rice production with increased paddy acreage

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Egypt is expected to produce about 6.5 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) of rice paddy this season,...

Good rainfall helps as Mali forecasts 11 percent rise in grain output 2017-18

A West African Country, Mali expects its grain production in the 2017-18 seasons to rise by about 11 percent to 9.8 Million Metric Tonnes...

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...

Zimbabwe receives 12k tonnes of rice aid from China

Zimbabwe on Monday received assistance of 12,173 tonnes of rice from China to help vulnerable people who were affected by the drought that created...

Kenya receives more rice in aid to tackle hunger by China

Kenya has got 21,366 Metric Tonnes (MT) of parboiled rice worth Sh2.25 billion to fight hunger, from China in donations. 450,000 50kg bags of...

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