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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...

FAO trains Nigerian farmers on new technology for rice farming

In its efforts to boost rice production in the country, the Food and Agricul­ture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Côte d’Ivoire based...
Nigeria pulling out of recession through agriculture

Agriculture- especially rice to rescue Nigeria out of recession

Nigerian Presidential spokesman, Mr. Garba Shehu said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, that efforts to get the nation out of...
Nigerian court sentences man for 6 months for stealing a bag of rice

Nigerian court sentences man for 6 months for stealing a bag of rice

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court of Nigeria on Tuesday sentenced a 24-year-old Olataju Habinu to six months imprisonment for stealing one bag of rice,...

Nigeria’s rice boom raises output amid adversary

Nigeria’s economy, owing to the low oil prices, contracted for the first time in 25 years in 2016 but agriculture is one of the...

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...

Dokondan rice farmers in Liberia score a breakthrough

It was a joyous weekend for 300 members of the Dokondan Farmers’ Cooperative, who are cultivating lowland rice at the Gbendi rice project in...
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...
Forecast for per capita rice consumption in South Korea to hit fresh low in 2017

Forecast for per capita rice consumption in South Korea to hit fresh low in...

South Korean’s changing eating habits has led to per capita rice consumption forecast to a new low in 2017. According to the report by...

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