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    05-Dec-2017 to 14:23

    Bill, Melinda Gates Foundation to boost Uganda’s banana production research

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided $5.7 million to fund a four-year banana research project in two East African countries of Uganda and Tanzania.

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    27-Nov-2017 to 12:33

    Cameroon exports 300,000 tons of bananas to EU per year

    APA - Douala (Cameroon) — Cameroon exports an average of 300,000 tons of bananas per year to the European Union (EU), the new EU ambassador and head of delegation announced on Monday.

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    23-Nov-2017 to 09:42

    Cote d’Ivoire implements 2nd National Agricultural Program

    APA-Abidjan (Ivory Coast) — The Ivorian government on Wednesday announced the implementation of a second National Agricultural Investment Program (PNIA) for 2018-2025 at an estimated total cost of 11,905 billion CFA francs.

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    16-Nov-2017 to 12:27

    Number of ill-fed increases in sub-Saharan Africa - FAO

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa has increased mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change with the situation pointing to the urgent need to build affected communities' resilience and to find peaceful solutions that strengthen food security, UNFAO said Thursday.

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    14-Nov-2017 to 10:18

    Tanzania lifts ban on maize exports

    APA Dodoma (Tanzania) — Tanzania’s government has lifted ban on maize export following mammoth harvests, which the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) can hardly exhaust.

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    21-Oct-2017 to 12:36

    Adesina rallies support for technologically-driven agriculture in Africa

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa.

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    20-Oct-2017 to 08:08

    Low fertilizer use affecting Africa’s soil quality, agricultural output – Body

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — African agriculture has failed to reach its full potential as about 40 percent of the soil on the continent faces widespread nutrient depletion, a situation that calls for an increased use of fertilizer over the years, experts warned on Friday.

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