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    02-Mar-2018 to 13:46

    Botswana food security fears as drought cuts planted hectarage

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is facing a potential shortage of food this year following a reduction in the size of land put to crops during the current agricultural season, Agriculture Minister Patrick Ralotsia said on Friday.

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    28-Feb-2018 to 05:47

    S/Africa: Farming revolution, land reforms a priority – Ramaphosa

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa should immediately address the issue of land reforms in order to wage a real agriculture revolution in the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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    28-Feb-2018 to 05:36

    S/African lawmakers pass law outlawing compensation for reclaimed land

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African lawmakers have agreed to pass a law to reclaim land taken away from Africans by white settlers without paying compensation, according to a motion passed in Parliament on Tuesday.

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    22-Feb-2018 to 11:55

    Mozambique gets $28M AfDB grant for development

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a donation of $28 million to support Mozambique's projects in agriculture, infrastructure construction and education, APA can report on Thursday.

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    15-Feb-2018 to 14:47

    IFAD members states want more focus on rural poor

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The 41st Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) concluded Wednesday with a call from leaders to build stronger institutions and to improve capacity in rural areas to overcome fragility.

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    14-Feb-2018 to 13:54

    Leaders pledge to ‘leave no one behind’ at IFAD annual event

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Heads of state, ministers and government representatives gathered this week in Rome, Italy, for the opening of the 41stsession of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss how investing in rural people in developing countries is central to building peace and stability around the world.

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    13-Feb-2018 to 09:57

    IFAD member states renew commitment to rural poor

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 member states of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Tuesday announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

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