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Botswana Shoots Zim Stray Cattle

Botswana says it is shooting Zimbabwe cattle which stray across its border to protect its beef exports to the European Union (EU).

Zimbabwe farmers are furious and say that 400 healthy animals which crossed the unfenced border were shot by Botswana officials last month. But they're getting no sympathy from their own government.

Botswana says its exports to the EU are vitally important and it cannot risk any of its cattle contracting foot and mouth disease from Zimbabwe cattle.

Zim Govt Compensate White Farmers

Zimbabwean government has spent nearly US$43 million compensating white commercial farmers whose farms were acquired during the country's land reform programme.

Presenting the Mid-Term Policy review, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, says despite the economic challenges facing the country, the government had made strides towards compensating the farmers.

​Farm Co-ownership Pilot Project in KZN

One of the first pilot projects that will see workers and farm owners become co-owners of a farming enterprise as part of government's 50/50 land policy was officially launched in KwaZulu-Natal.

The pilot project was unveiled at the Westcliffe Farm near Greytown outside Pietermaritzburg.

Former owner Andrew Braithwaite‚ who will now be co-owning a new farm called Khamanzi Farming Project‚ says land is a very emotional topic in South Africa “and we’ve been shown how not to deal with it by our northern neighbour” - in reference to Zimbabwe’s chaotic land reform system.

Malawi’s 10 Oxcarts Worth of Development

There are just too many tobacco farmers; too few other opportunities in Malawi, and too little demand for tobacco globally, and now things are set to get considerably worse.
 
In their article, Greg Mills and Dickie Davis, surrounded by children in the village of Chikasauka 50 kilometres north of Lilongwe, Kamzawa, tells us that he would like to be selected for the Integrated Production System – known universally as the ‘IPS’ - to boost his tobacco farming.
 

African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership: Strategic Communications Expert

African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is an independent nonprofit organisation whose purpose is to work with partners to establish sustainable and competitive private sector led fertiliser markets that provide smallholder farmers with quality fertilisers at the right place and time and at an affordable price. AFAP’s solution is to develop commercially focused partnerships with private sector partners all along the fertiliser value chain who are or will be investing and operating in these markets for years to come.

USAID, EU Programme Benefit Farmers

A programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union (EU) has helped small-scale farmers in dry areas of Zimbabwe ward off hunger and generate income by commercialising indigenous plants.

The programme, which is designed to teach harvesting and production skills and to link collectors or farmers to buyers and markets, has already benefitted 8 000 small-scale farmers.

Southern Cape Land Committee: Executive Director

The Southern Cape Land Committee (SCLC) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) supporting people’s struggles towards agrarian transformation. SCLC believes that transformation is only possible through people’s movements and campaigns. To this end SCLC works with farm workers and dwellers, small-scale farmers, agro-ecological food producers and rural settlements. SCLC prioritises its work with rural women. SCLC’s geographic areas of focus are the Central Karoo and Eden District Municipalities of the Western Cape and the Chris Hani and Cacadu District Municipalities of the Eastern Cape.

CNFA: Agriculture Specialist - Farmer-to-Farmer Programme

Global economic growth is critical to future stability, and private enterprise is one of the most potent engines of development. CNFA's mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector. Watch our Brand Video to better understand who we are, our core capabilities, and our mission. 

CNFA seeks to appoint an Agriculture Specialist for its Farmer-to-Farmer Programme in Angola.  Only applicants who are citizens of Angola will be considered.  

CNFA: Acting Country Director - Farmer-to-Farmer Programme

Global economic growth is critical to future stability, and private enterprise is one of the most potent engines of development. CNFA's mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector. Watch our Brand Video to better understand who we are, our core capabilities, and our mission. 

CNFA seeks to appoint an Acting Country Director for its Farmer-to-Farmer Programme in Malawi.  Only applicants who are citizens of Malawi will be considered.  

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