Category archives for: Food & Drinks

FEATURE: Sea life under threat in Mozambique channel

Cow nose rays on a truck in Mozambique. Photo by Ivy Yin

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – A “rapid and catastrophic” fall in marine life off Mozambique has led to warnings from some of Africa’s leading biologists that a number of species could be “lost within a generation”. According to the US-based Marine Megafauna Foundation, sightings of manta rays in the Mozambique […]

Boost for Chiredzi pastures

Chiredzi south Ward 10 Councillor, Leonard Makondo. Photo by Walter Mafeking, CAJ News Africa

from WALTER MAFEKING in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – A trailblazing grass restoration project is set to replenish withered pastures in Chiredzi South. The project is being spearheaded by villagers in Boli-Muhlanguleni area, who are concerned about the loss of hundreds of their cattle due to crippling droughts over the past few years. Leonard […]

COMMODITIES: Reduced Mozambique grain supply lowers cross-border trade

Maize silos

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – TRADE between Mozambique and some of its neighbouring countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is lower as a result of reduced outputs in the staple maize in the nation. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) Crop […]

Father, daughter combination yields lucrative farming project

Nkomazi local municipality's Steenbok based female farmer Sinethemba Sambo, is proud owner of Siyavuya farm which has become a lucrative project in Mpumalanga province

from ANNA NTABANE in Nkomazi, Mpumalanga STEENBOK, (CAJ News) – THE strong work ethic her father instilled in her is paying off 26 years later as Sinethemba Sambo emerges as one of the most successful up-and-coming farmers in South Africa. A mother of two chidren, her success story is made more amazing by the fact […]

Farmers pin hopes on provincial agro master plan

South Africa farms

from ANNA NTABANE in White River, Mpumalanga WHITE RIVER, (CAJ News) – THE Mpumalanga Provincial Agriculture Master Plan is anticipated to spur the growth of the sector in the region and provide solutions to prevailing challenges faced by local farmers. A gathering at a local Ingwenyama Lodge in White River, attended by the Department of […]

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