Sunday, December 15, 2019

Iceland’s slowdown underlines the need to fix structural issues, says OECD

Sound macroeconomic policies and favourable external conditions have enabled Iceland’s economy to emerge stronger from a decade of post-crisis management. Yet the impact on...

Violence takes a toll on farmers – agri associations

The scenes of widespread violence seen across South Africa in recent weeks have raised alarm among organised agricultural organisations. Agri SA and the African...

USAID-funded Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme Boost Smallholder Dairy Production

The Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme is working with 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers to boost beef and dairy production, family...

Markets: Missing link for smallholder farmers

He could see men and women working in the fields, little moving dots against the bright green of maize plants. Mariga felt at peace...

How, why transacting is small part of market linkages

Reducing market linkages to transactions is one of the major reasons why efforts to integrate smallholder farmers into value chains have failed to transform...

Mozambique considers retaliating against SA, Zimbabwe and Malawi for blocking national exports

South Africa and Zimbabwe have created administrative difficulties preventing Mozambican companies from exporting their products under the SADC Protocol, Minister Ragendra de Sousa told...

Zimbabwe Introduces Export Diversification as a Strategy for Closing the Trade Deficit

The Zimbabwe export promotion agency, ZimTrade has lined up a number of export development and promotion activities that will contribute to the reversal of...

SAZ Ensuring Exports Standards & Certification Competitiveness

The Zimbabwe Standards Association, ZAS, has developed integrated conformity assessment services, certification, calibration, surveillance, inspection, auditing and registration services systems to promote exports quality...

Zim acts on agriculture equipment deficit

Zimbabwe, with a deficit of 33 000 tractors, 500 000 combine harvesters and 10 000 planters, is courting Belarus and John Deere for the...

Pioneering green bond fund to focus on emerging markets

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and HSBC Global Asset Management announced the establishment of the first global green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers...

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