Rwanda has banned imports of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa as a result of the recent outbreak of the foodborne disease, listeria, across the country.
According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, the ban is aimed at preventing the spread of listeriosis to that country.
If you are not sure what to plant over the next 2 months, then maybe this analysis will help you.
Last year during the period of April - June, the market was saturated with the following vegetables:
Farmers often draw my attention to ‘weird signs’ on a plant, fearing them to be the start of a devastating virus. A closer examination often reveals the cause to be genetic chimera, a harmless mutation that is likely to restrict growth only on the affected plant.
At this very moment, thousands of Swazi young adults, fresh from high school, are spending their hard earned cash applying to the Faculty of Agriculture and Consumer Science of the University of Swaziland. They are doing this with the hope of being accepted into the institution and studying a course being marketed as ‘the backbone of the economy of the country’.
Swaziland schools offer Agriculture from Grade V, giving the pupils the notion that it is a needed skill.