Category archives for: Food & Drinks

Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power

Sugar cane farmers in Chiredzi, Lowveld, Zimbabwe turn to solar energy

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. […]

COMMODITIES: South Africa keenly following US agro decline


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE agriculture sector in South Africa is keeping an eye on developments in the United States where declines in maize and soybean harvests are projected. Trends in the US markets usually influence foreign markets, with the country a net exporter of grain. Recently, the US Department of Agriculture […]

Lesotho bearing brunt of rising SA maize prices

Maize silos

from TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho MASERU, (CAJ News) – PRICES of the staple maize meal in Lesotho have reached a five-year high as the country grapples with increasing grain prices in neighbouring South Africa. The prices in Lesotho are projected to increase further in the wake of increased demand driven by a poor harvest […]

EXCLUSIVE: Tanzania unlikeliest savior in SADC maize crunch

Bumper maize crop for South Africa

from ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – TANZANIA, which will export maize to some countries plagued by inclement weather and droughts, has emerged the sole shining light in the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) corn crisis. The country is set to sell 700 000 tonnes of the staple maize food to Zimbabwe, […]

Zimbabwe farm grabbers back at their properties

Save Conservancy

from TINO PEPUKAI in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – SOME 25 government officials sacked from their farms southeast of Zimbabwe in 2007 have grabbed their properties back. They had lost ownership of the farm under the administration of Robert Mugabe but are back in the properties as President Emerson Mnangagwa bows down to pressure […]

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