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    24-Jun-2019 to 12:28

    South Sudan gets €260m EU pledge to boost agriculture

    APA (Juba) (South Sudan) — The European Union (EU) delegation to South Sudan has reiterated its commitment to boost agricultural production and productivity of farming in Africa’s youngest nation.

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    15-Jun-2019 to 14:28

    Cocoa and palm oil scheme launched in Liberia

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Solidaridad Liberia and the Embassy of the Netherland in Monrovia have launched a Cocoa Rehabilitation & Intensification Programme (CORIP) and Sustainable West Africa Oil Palm Programme (SWAPP) aimed at improving their production by local farmers.

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    12-Jun-2019 to 21:00

    African countries urged to protect farmers

    APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday asked African countries to protect their farmers by buying local products as part of efforts to boost production.

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    04-Jun-2019 to 09:34

    IFC partners with Twiga to Boost food safety in Kenya

    APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have signed an agreement with Twiga Foods, a Kenyan-based technology food distribution platform, to boost the company’s food safety practices in line with global standards and ensure traceability of produce from the farm to consumers.

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    04-Jun-2019 to 06:27

    Zimbabwe prison authorities apply for marijuana license

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has applied for a licence to commercially produce cannabis at one of its prisons, state media reported on Tuesday.

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    03-Jun-2019 to 15:54

    Ethiopia, World Bank strike $350m financing deal

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed a financing agreement amounting to $350 million.

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    02-Jun-2019 to 22:22

    Ethiopia in new drive to cut wheat imports

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia has finalized preparations to launch what is called "Integrated Wheat Production Enhancement Project" as part of an effort to cut wheat importation, the country's Ministry of Agriculture said.

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