China, EU suspend Brazil imports after meat scandal

China, EU suspend Brazil imports after meat scandal The fallout from a tainted meat scandal in Brazil is deepening. Despite assurances from President Michel Temer, some of the largest importers, including China, Chile and the EU have decided to halt purchases of beef and poultry from the country. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more China, EU suspend Brazil imports after meat scandal

Shunting hectares: Land Reform in South Africa

On 19th June 2013, South Africa marks the centenary of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act, which effectively excluded the black population from the ownership of some 90% of land. The emotive issue of the land reform programme, initiated in 1994 by the African National Congress (ANC) to redress historical injustices, is once more to the … Read more Shunting hectares: Land Reform in South Africa

Chilean Cranberry Growing Operation Joins Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray will now be able to produce cranberry products throughout the year after a deal with Agrícola Cran Chile Limitada. Ocean Spray have acquired the main processing plant for Chile’s cranberry production and the Cran Chile growing operation will join the Ocean Spray Cooperative alongside 700 cranberry growers from the USA and Canada. This … Read more Chilean Cranberry Growing Operation Joins Ocean Spray

Australia Considers New Zealand Potato Imports in Light of Zebra Chip Disease

Australia is reviewing the latest evidence on potato pests in New Zealand ahead of a decision to receive imports from the country. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is looking into a 2009 assessment on zebra chip disease and the tomato-potato psyllid. Trade in potatoes for processing was suspended in 2008 following discover of … Read more Australia Considers New Zealand Potato Imports in Light of Zebra Chip Disease

Cotton Bollworm Affecting Crops in New South Wales, Australia

The cotton bollworm is affecting crops of canola in the Central West Slopes and Plains district of New South Wales. Helicoverpa armigera – also known as the corn earworm – have been munching their way through pods and stems just North of Gilgandra. The pest ranges from Southern Queensland all the way down to Tasmania … Read more Cotton Bollworm Affecting Crops in New South Wales, Australia

Africa Needs Food Security – Not Necessarily Food Self-Sufficiency

In Africa, agriculture is big business. The sector accounts for 30-40% of the continent’s GDP, and almost 60% of export earnings. Two thirds of Africa’s population depend on agriculture for their livelihood. But the continent’s potential as a cost-effective food producer – not just for Africa, but the world – has barely been realised. Farmers … Read more Africa Needs Food Security – Not Necessarily Food Self-Sufficiency

Kenyan Government Focuses on Irrigation as Solution to Food Security

Kenya and the Horn of Africa are struggling to emerge from the grip of food insecurity and drought. According to the Kenya Redcross, 12.4 million people have been exposed to starvation. An ambitious plan is being is being put in place by the Government of Kenya to alleviate the perennial hunger problem. According to the … Read more Kenyan Government Focuses on Irrigation as Solution to Food Security

“Africa Can Feed Itself” – Professor Ratemo Michieka

Prof Ratemo Michieka

Kenya and the Horn of Africa are capable of producing enough food for the people who live there, says Professor Ratemo Waya Michieka an expert agronomist and weed scientist. Prof Michieka, who is the former Vice Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, said that there is indeed a problem of water in … Read more “Africa Can Feed Itself” – Professor Ratemo Michieka

The Wine Group to Buy Loxton Winery in South Australia’s Riverland

The Wine Group is to buy the 100,000-ton yield Loxton winery on the banks of the river Murray in the Riverland region of South Australia. The Wine Group company operates brands such as Fish Eye, Foxhorn, and Little Roo. The company was formed when the wine assets of Coca-Cola were bought out in 1981. Ross … Read more The Wine Group to Buy Loxton Winery in South Australia’s Riverland

Kenya: Coffee Industry Bouncing Back to its ‘Black Gold’ Status

Kenya’s coffee industry which was dubbed as the ‘black gold’ in the 1980s to ’90s is bouncing back with its 7,000 small scale farmers and 3,000 large scale farmers earning averagely $ 1.35 per kilo gramme, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Romano Kiome has said. Dr Kiome who was speaking during a luncheon … Read more Kenya: Coffee Industry Bouncing Back to its ‘Black Gold’ Status