Tanzania: Bunge Committee urged to revise laws, policies to combat climate change

Dodoma – The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has proposed a review of water, livestock, fisheries, environment and energy laws and policies. The chairman of the committee, Dr. Christine Ishengoma, while presenting a report in the National Assembly on Tuesday, said that by reviewing the laws, the government should utilize the importance of … Read more

Tanzania: President Mwinyi sees potential in horticulture industry.

Zanzibar – Zanzibar President Hussein Mwini yesterday directed the Ministry of Agriculture to collaborate with all stakeholders to increase fruit and vegetable production in the country for domestic and export markets. Dr. Mwini announced major reforms to the horticultural industry in his drive to cater to both domestic and export markets. “We have to work … Read more

The 2023 special crop gift applicatoin period is now open.

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has announced that the application period for 2023 Special Crop Block Grants is now open. The deadline for submission of all application materials is Sunday, March 5, 2023. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated more than $2 million to ISDA for specialty crop projects in the … Read more

East Africa: EABC has released the lowest air transport costs in the AAC region.

The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged the governments of the partner countries of the East African Community to have a single air transport service agreement. Mr. John Bosco Kalisa, CEO of EABC in Arusha, said: “The EABC should consider replacing the existing Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) with a single Air Service Agreement … Read more

Amendments to the final multi-year budget London, Ont. City Hall – London | Globalnews.ca

City Council members announced on Thursday that they had reached an agreement on the proposed budget during a marathon day in London, Ont. Councilors debated issues including tree planting, the London and Middlesex Humane Society and sidewalk snow removal during the seven-hour meeting. Finally, the House approved all of the staff-recommended amendments to the 2023 … Read more

Kenya: First Lady Rachel Ruto launches Sh1.7bn funding for youth, women-led enterprises

Nairobi – Youths and women will soon receive Sh1.7bn in funding for poultry, horticulture and aquaculture businesses. First Lady Rachel Ruto launched the Leveraging Equality for Gender Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) project to improve the socio-economic prosperity of entrepreneurs as well as promote gender inclusion and environmental sustainability. The six-year program is implemented by Mennonite … Read more

Tribune taps 11 4-H’ers for honorable mention

In all, nine Tribland counties nominated a total of 14 outstanding 4-H’ers to be represented in the Hastings Tribune’s annual recognition program. Today, the newspaper introduced 11 of these young men as candidates for the Honorable Mention. The 11 are Micah Baker of Franklin County, Emily Barfknecht of Horizon County, Emily Breehl of Clay County, … Read more

Litchfield teachers use gift to enhance educational opportunity

The casual observer might believe that a new plant has been planted in the Litchfield High School office. Indeed, a long white plastic structure was planted, and at the beginning of this month, it was full of green plants. But more than decorative indoor gardening, the structure — and six others like it scattered throughout … Read more

Glass artist Chihuly brings ‘greatest’ exhibition to Missouri Botanical Garden

World-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will bring his stunning and captivating works to the Missouri Botanical Garden this spring for an “extremely ambitious” exhibition at the garden, officials announced Wednesday. Chihuly and his crew created 18 installations that add even more dramatic color to the garden’s 79 acres. The exhibition was held in It will … Read more

Zimbabwe: Pea Hectares to Decline in 2023 – HDC

The Horticulture Development Council (HDC) said that pea production is expected to decline this winter due to high production costs. However, while producer prices remain unchanged, there is a risk of higher production costs. HDCC tweeted yesterday that there will be a discount on the area under peas this season. The market survey in the … Read more