Russian markets attracting African exporters

15:48 - Tue 23/09/2014

The Russian market has always been attractive for many Western and European countries, many have exported their agricultural products including fruits and vegetables for high ...

New chili harvester foretells crop's future

15:28 - Tue 23/09/2014

A machine called the "Moses 1010" crawled through a field of green chile south of Las Cruces on Wednesday, pulling peppers and leaves from a row of plants as it went...

Nepalese farmers say middlemen fix prices

15:00 - Tue 23/09/2014

Farmers in Nepal have complained they are not receiving fair prices for their produce. They say the prices are determined by traders and middlemen, who also take commission.


East Africa signs draft EU trade pact

14:04 - Mon 22/09/2014

The five-nation East African Community negotiated a draft agreement for preferential trade access with the European Union, extending an accord which is due to expire this mont...

Sound vibrations to replace pesticides

13:47 - Mon 22/09/2014

Scientists in Northern Italy are experimenting with unusual and totally eco-friendly sound and odor devices to fight off insects from their cultivated fields. And their s...

Tiny fruit-fly pest US packs big wallop

13:39 - Mon 22/09/2014

It’s tiny, but it packs a wallop. That’s SWD — spotted-wing drosophila — a new invasive fruit fly that’s put down roots in nearly every berry-growing region in North America. ...

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11:13 - Fri 19/09Big increase horticulture exports Tanzania (HortiBiz)

10:46 - Fri 19/09Biological control of cut flower pests sought (Baguio Midland Courier)

09:29 - Fri 19/09Egypt to increase produce exports to Russia (ITAR-TASS News Agency)

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