Peanuts (known locally as “groundnuts”) are a strategic crop for improving small farmer incomes and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. However, a barrier to trade is contamination with aflatoxin, a carcinogenic mold that contributes to chronic health problems and food insecurity. As a result many markets have been closed to Zambian peanuts and the 500,000 households that grow them.
SADC Deputy Executive Secretary for Regional Integration, Dr Thembinkosi Mhlongo met a delegation of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Southern Africa on Tuesday September 09, 2014 at SADC Secretariat.
Source Africa 2014 took place June 18-20 in Cape Town, South Africa, supported by USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub and valued partners LTE, the American Apparel and Footwear Association, and the African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation. The pan-African Textiles and Apparel trade show drew 1,185 visitors, up 25% from last year's inaugural event.
n April 2014, USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub supported Agritech Expo, Zambia's first outdoor agricultural event servicing the needs of the entire agricultural value chain. Over 8,000 participants including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, agents and service providers attended the event at the GART Research Centre in Chisamba where the latest agricultural technology and farming solutions were showcased to farmers throughout the region in partnership with the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU).
May 19, 2014: Nature Seychelles in collaboration with Black Pearl Farm Ltd is beginning a project to restore giant clams in the waters of Praslin, where aquaculture-raised giant clams (Tridacna maxima) will be translocated. Roald and Kari Nilsen of Black Pearl Farm will donate 120 aquaculture-raised giant clams for re-introduction into the wild. The Nature Seychelles' Reef Rescuers project previously translocated 30 clams from Black Pearl Farm as an experimental pilot program. It forms part of the USAID-funded coral reef restoration project.
Last updated: January 30, 2017