Author - Pamela Ngqinani

Fellowship Opportunity: Scientific Exchange Program for Zambia on Climate Smart Agriculture

Fellowship Opportunity: Scientific Exchanges Program for Zambia on Climate Smart Agriculture Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Fellowship Opportunity The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is pleased to announce The Scientific Exchanges Program (SEP) Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Fellowship for Zambia. Application deadline is December 15, 2022 The Scientific Exchanges Program (SEP) advances USDA’s agricultural research goals to promote collaborative programs among...

#AATFKIKAO Episode 8: Biotechnology Utilisation in Africa

Biotechnology is one of the tools at the farmers' disposal in resolving various agricultural challenges such as low crop yields, pests, and diseases as well as frequent droughts brought about by the impact of climate change.  But in most African countries, the journey to deliver Genetically Modified (GM) products into the hands of farmers has been relatively slow. The adoption...

Faculty Exchange Program for Academic Professionals in the field of Veterinary Medicine

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) isexcited to announce the solicitation of applications for the Faculty Exchange Program (FEP). The FEP enhances the teaching ability of agricultural educators from institutions of higherlearning in developing countries. Since 1995, the program has provided training opportunities forhundreds of agricultural educators across the developing world. Program alumni play an integralrole in...

USDA/FAS Scientist Exchange Program (Botswana)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) is excited to announce the availability of a fellowship for a Botswanan scientist through the Scientific Exchange Program (SEP). SEP supports USDA's agricultural research goals of promoting collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, agricultural professionals of the United States, the international agricultural research system, and U.S. entities conducting...

United Kingdom – June 2022: Trade Mission

Trade Mission: June 22-24, 2022 The United Kingdom (U.K.) is the third-largest economy in Europe with a strong consumer demand for consumer-oriented foods and beverages. U.S. agricultural producers and exporters of processed products, fruit, nuts, seafood, and ethanol can join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as they lead a trade mission to United Kingdom, June 22-24, 2022. The trade mission will...

Food Processing Ingredients

South Africa is a middle-income emerging market with a well-developed agribusiness sector that plays a significant role in job creation and economic growth. Although largely self-sufficient in agricultural production, South Africa offers some opportunities for U.S. exports, especially in the food ingredients sector. The country has a well-developed and advanced food processing sector, which drives strong demand for food ingredients....

Oilseeds and Products Annual

South Africa experienced an upward trend in oilseed production (soybeans and sunflower seeds) driven largely by rising oilseed prices, higher yielding cultivars, and a local demand-pull from investments in new oilseed processing plants. Post believes this upward trend will continue in marketing year 2022/23, to reach historically high oilseed production levels of almost 2.9 million metric tons. As a result,...

Grain and Feed Annual 

After exceptional consecutive production seasons of solid growth supported by relatively high commodity prices and favorable weather conditions, wheat and corn producers in South Africa are optimistically looking forward to the 2022 production season. However, the availability and cost of production inputs, especially fertilizer, are discouraging a more bullish production outlook. The cost of farming inputs more than doubled the...

Grain and Feed Update 

South Africa had an excellent start to the 2021/22 MY, with carry-over soil moisture and widespread rains that led corn producers to start plantings two to four weeks earlier than usual. Excessive rainfall during December to early January caused damage to planted crops in some areas that could impact crop size, although the extent will only become clear over the...

South Africa Imposes Provisional Anti-Dumping Duties Against Bone-in Chicken Imports from Brazil Denmark Ireland Poland and Spain

South Africa has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties against bone-in chicken meat imports from Brazil and four European Union countries. With this announcement, South Africa is now imposing anti-dumping duties against all nine countries that have regularly exported bone-in chicken portions to this market: the United States, Brazil, Spain, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. South Africa’s imports...