Rwanda: Who Is Swindling Dairy Farmers?

Milk traders who don’t pay dairy farmers could soon be blacklisted according to the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB). Solange Uwituze, Deputy Director General in charge of Animal Resources Research and Technology Transfer at RAB told The New Times that the list of defaulters is being prepared and could soon be published … Read more

The best fruits, vegetables in Nigeria, by Ahmed Lawal

Fruit and vegetable crop production in Nigeria is unique. The nutrient-rich soil of Nigeria is perfect for cultivating major fruits like pawpaw, citrus, guava, plantains, bananas, mango and pineapple. But there are plenty of delicious vegetables in Nigeria, notably carrots, Amaranthus, papers, okra, onions, baobab leaves, Hibiscus sabdariffa (sobo), and olitorus (ewedu), among others. Fruits … Read more

Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa

SSA report TwFBLI(4) The report argues that in order to understand the changing place of protein in sub-Saharan African diets and food systems, it is important to investigate what motivates different financial actors to invest in new food products, markets and value chains – or to withhold investment from them. This includes investment in a) … Read more

Kenya: Murang’a Dairy Farmers to Get Sh5 Subsidy for Every Liter of Milk

Muranga — The county director of livestock production, Peter Nyamora, speaking at a public participation forum on County Integrated Development Projects, stated that the dairy farmers will be required to sell their milk through a cooperative in order to benefit from this policy. “The registered cooperatives must be professionally managed and will be subjected to … Read more