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April 17, 2015
On the margins of the January 2015 African Union summit, the AU launched the Implementation Strategy & Roadmap to achieve the 2025 vision on the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program.
April 13, 2015
Ethiopia charges up to five separate taxes on imported goods. This report summarizes how these taxes are applied and calculated for imported food and agricultural commodities.
April 13, 2015
Since 2013, chicken meat prices in South Africa increased by 13 percent and in the past year by more than eight percent, as increased import tariffs of chicken meat escalate local prices.
April 9, 2015
Soybean imports are expected to reach 1.97 MMT, reflecting additional crush capacity and soy meal demand.
April 7, 2015
South African Poultry Association implies that U.S. poultry producers’ access to the South African chicken market would destroy the local industry and cost thousands of jobs.
April 6, 2015
Excellent rain during the planting season contributed significantly to favorable MY2015/2016 wheat and coarse grain crop prospects as reported by the FAO.
April 6, 2015
The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced it would not directly provide cash subsidies for MY2015/16, after offering such subsidies to farmers for the first time in MY2014/15.
April 6, 2015
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
April 2, 2015
Oilseed production in South Africa is expected to decrease by 15 percent in the 2014/15 MY, due to a mid-summer drought that hit the main summer rainfall producing areas.
April 2, 2015
FAS/Nairobi forecasts increased production of corn, wheat and rice in Kenya in the marketing year (MY) 2015/2016.
March 31, 2015
The African Union Commission (AUC) recently launched a continental SPS Committee to assist member states in their efforts to protect human, animal and plant health.
March 31, 2015
The wheat production estimate for MY14/15 is revised downward from the official USDA estimate by 600,000 metric tons to 3.8 million metric tons.
March 25, 2015
News on development in agriculture and food in Egypt.
March 25, 2015
This report provides updated information for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products to Jordan and highlights best prospects for consumer-ready food products.
March 23, 2015
FAS Amman Instrumental in Clearing a USD 28,000.00 Shipment of U.S. Soybean Oil
March 20, 2015
South Africa’s net trade in corn is expected to decrease from 2.0 million tons to 100,000 tons in the 2014/15 MY, due to a mid-summer drought that hit the main corn producing areas.
March 19, 2015
The passage of a bio-safety bill has faced many hiccups in Nigeria, the country’s policy makers now appear to be set for the passage of the bill and subsequent executive assent.
March 13, 2015
Post forecasts that the South Africa grape crop for wine production will decrease by two percent to 1.490 million tons in 2015, from the peak production of 1.520 million tons in 2014.
March 12, 2015
This report covers the monthly agricultural activities in Jordan.
February 27, 2015
Over the past several years, the African Union Commission (AUC) has explored the possibility of setting up a food safety body to help address many of the systemic food safety challenges across Africa.