Tanzania bets big on cassava, unveils 2030 strategy to increase hectarage by 550%

Tanzania-The Tanzanian Government under the Ministry of Agriculture is implementing a sustainable cassava strategy targeting a 550% increase in hectarage of improved cassava seed variety by 2030. The plan seeks to expand the 40,000 hectares planted in 2020 to 260,000 hectares in 2030 and to increase the number of improved cassava seed cuttings from the current 80 million to 1.6…

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Zambia intensifies campaign to recruit more farmers into rice production to meet local demand

ZAMBIA- The government of Zambia, under the Market Oriented Rice Development Project (MOReDeP), is on course to meet a target of farmers in the quest for increased rice production. The Market-Oriented Rice Development project (MOReDeP) has kickstarted the recruitment practice in Luapula Province, located in the northern part and among the top 5 rice producers of the country. Luapula Province…

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Zimbabwe forecasts higher soya bean production on greater adoption of Rhizobia inoculants

ZIMBABWE – Soyabean production is forecasted to increase following a growing hectarage and rising demand for Rhizobia inoculants as stated by the Chemistry and Soil Research Institute (CSRI). Rhizobia inoculants are bacteria that form a symbiotic relationship with legume plants forming nodules on the plant’s roots and converting nitrogen from the air into nitrogen compounds at optimal rate and time.…

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Golden Agri Inputs Limited receives US$1.23M investment to boost maize and soybean production in Nigeria

NIGERIA-Golden Agri – Inputs Limited (GAIL), a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), has received 562.9 million naira (US$1.23M) in co-investment grants from Trade and Investment Hub (Trade Hub)- a USAID-funded initiative in West Africa. GAIL is co-investing over 3 billion naira (US$ 6.7M) into the agricultural productivity initiative which targets to help 10,000 small holder farmers to…

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