AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

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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30-May-2019 to 13:45

Mozambique seeks investors for cotton sector

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — In an effort to revitalise its flagging cotton industry, the Cotton Institute of Mozambique is seeking investors to revive large-scale production in the country's central Zambezia province.

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29-May-2019 to 23:48

SA foot and mouth disease outbreak 'over'

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s outbreak of the foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease is over, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry has said.

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