The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has cooperated with the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre to launch a website on agricultural products for export. Rice export licenses and RICE exporters hit hard by rising prices.
Kenya raising standards and import requirements for GMOs The government in gazetting the Biosafety Regulations seeks to regulate the cultivation, importation and trade, in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as a way to prevent unscrupulous importation of the GMOs into the country. Kenya is the fourth country in Africa to allow GMOs. Government trying to encourage […]
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) will hold an exhibition on PHL, employment, and industry development, while the Nigerian Agricultural Ministry is partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria to strengthen marketing institutions through agricultural lending.
India – The agricultural industry is urging the Indian government to create Agricultural Export Zones (AEZ) and appropriate market policies to increase India’s share of the global market. Currently, the country’s produce exports occupy about 1.6% “The AEZ concept has the potential to improve agriculture output and quality besides reducing post-harvest losses and upgradation of technology, farmers’ skills […]
The Minister of Trade and Industry launched AGRIFA 2011 (Agricultural Fair) with a call on investors to invest heavily in the agricultural sector of the Ghanaian economy. Another article about AGRIFA found here.
Food Price Volatility Directly affects farmers as investments in seed, technology, etc. are made before post-harvest price is known. Recent food hikes have pushed 44+ million into poverty (over half of developing countries’ income is spent on food). http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67981/christopher-b-barrett-and-marc-f-bellemare/why-food-price-volatility-doesnt-matter
Kenya faces serious smuggling problems, all while reserves have dropped to levels sufficient enough for only two months. 4.5 million bags need to be imported to Kenya due to the shortage and the government is counting on an early harvest to abate the problem. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/4m+bags+needed+as+maize+stocks+dry+up+/-/1056/1195992/-/8fodmt/-/