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    08-Sep-2018 to 16:50

    Africa urged to clear barriers for trade to flourish

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — African countries are their worst enemies, as they have made it difficult to do business among themselves by erecting unnecessary barriers, Kenya’s deputy President William Ruto said on Saturday.

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    08-Sep-2018 to 16:35

    Ghanaian President pays tribute to Kofi Annan's efforts for Green Revolution

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday paid tribute to the former chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

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    08-Sep-2018 to 12:51

    IITA wins 2018 Africa Food Prize

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a pioneer in the field of "food security innovation", on Friday received the distinguished Africa Food Prize for demonstrated innovations to improve "food security" in Africa.

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    05-Sep-2018 to 18:50

    Review offers hope for breaking soil borne curse in Africa

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — A new study released on Wednesday has singled out root-knot nematodes, a highly destructive group of soil dwelling worms that infect most cultivated crops, as one of the greatest threats to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    27-Aug-2018 to 10:47

    S/Africa’s women ‘must benefit from land expropriation’ – Minister

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s women farmers must benefit from the land expropriation without compensation programme whose logistics are under discussion now through parliament’s public speaking fora nationwide, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has said.

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    23-Aug-2018 to 11:41

    S/Africa’s land reform no threat to farming sector – VP

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s land reform processes posed no threat to the agriculture sector and the country’s economy as a whole, according to Deputy President David Mabuza on Thursday.

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    10-Aug-2018 to 17:40

    USAID bankrolls Mozambique pest control effort

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Mozambican government have agreed to spend $5.6 million to support measures aimed at tackling the threat to the agricultural sector by pests and diseases.

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