Thursday, June 29, 2017

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...

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...

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...
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...

Liberia spends $ 480 million on rice imports despite huge arable land

Dr. Jeremiah Z. Whapoe, the Presidential aspirant says he is appalled by the continuous import of rice into the local market amidst the abundant...

Rice farmers in Kenya are worried about the water shortage

An acute rice shortage looms in the country due to lack of water in the giant Mwea irrigation scheme within Kirinyaga County. Farmers have...

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...
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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...
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...

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...

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