Tag: harvest

Op-Ed: Progress in pest prevention offers hope for Africa’s food security

Food and nutrition insecurity is a chronic problem for Africa. Despite decades of humanitarian and development efforts, one in five Africans remain undernourished and a third of Africa’s children are stunted.

Ivory Coast forecasts 2017/18 cotton output steady at 350,000 T

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's raw cotton output is forecast to hit 350,000 tonnes in the 2017/18 season, little changed from 340,000 tonnes in the last season, the Cotton Ginners' Association's executive...

Egypt procures 2.33 mln tonnes of local wheat since start of harvest

Egypt has procured 2.33 tonnes of wheat from local farmers since its harvest began in mid-April.

South Africa’s maize output seen rising 87 percent higher in 2017

South Africa will likely harvest 14.54 million tonnes of maize in 2017, up 87 percent from last year after favourable weather conditions lifted yields, the government's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) said on Tuesday.

From seeds to markets, maize alternatives face challenges in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s government and a range of aid agencies have urged farmers to diversify.