Category archives for: Food & Drinks

Locusts invasion spreads to Uganda

Swam of locusts that have caused havoc in destroying crops in East Africa. Photo, supplied

from HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – SWARMS of locusts wreaking havoc in East Africa have now invaded Uganda. There are also unconfirmed reports of the swarms now in Tanzania, the second largest economy in East Africa. In Uganda, two districts in the northern parts of the country are affected. Before the […]

Time running out for Africa to fight hunger

Food crisis

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN leaders are racing against time to end malnutrition and stunting by 2025. Speaking at the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) session during the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, leaders drawn from all 55 African countries acknowledged the scope […]

Maize prices up but Malawi’s harvest prospects bright


from MAVHUTO BANDA in Lilongwe, Malawi LILONGWE, (CAJ News) – PRICES of the staple maize are escalating in Malawi as demand outweighs in the wake of the lean season reaching its peak. On a positive note though, a better harvest is forecast for 2019/20. The average retail prices of the commodity rose by 5 percent […]

German funds war against East Africa locust invasion

Locust feeding on crop

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – GERMANY has made available €2 million (R32,6 million) to tackle the worst locust infestation in decades currently destroying crops and pastureland in East African region. Europe’s largest economy has donated the much-needed funds to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) at […]

Zimbabwe’s Tongaat to harvest irrigated maize

Combine harvester

from SUKUOLUHLE NDLOVU in Masvingo, Zimbabwe MASVINGO, (CAJ News) – THE harvesting of irrigated maize in Chiredzi grown by Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe in partnership with the Masvingo Development Trust (MDT) is set for next week. The two parties planted 327 hectares in the Lowveld and about 1500 tonnes are expected to be harvested, a development […]

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