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    04-Dec-2018 to 18:45

    Embrace modern farming, Kenyatta urges farmers

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday challenged farmers in the country to adopt modern farming and livestock production technologies in order to achieve the quality and volumes of production needed to attain national food security, create employment and drive the economy forward.

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    04-Dec-2018 to 18:19

    AfDB pumps CFA16bln into CAR agro-pastoral project

    APA-Bangui (CAR) By Pierre Koutoukpe — The Central African Republic’s Economy minister, Felix Moloua and African Development Bank (AfDB) Representative in the country, Joël Tokindang Sibaye have signed a financing agreement of over CFA16 billion for a project to support the development of agricultural value chains in the savannah.

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    30-Nov-2018 to 12:38

    Mozambique: Nyusi commissions white sugar refinery

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — President Filipe Nyusi has commissioned a refinery owned by the South African company Tongaat Hulett, which producing white sugar, at the sugar mill in Xinavane in Maputo province.

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    29-Nov-2018 to 18:51

    South Africa meets eSwatini potato needs

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini buys 70 percent of its potatoes amounting to 3, 500 from South Africa every year because it has been unable to produce enough.

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    17-Nov-2018 to 11:53

    Moz agric lands $100m IFAD funding

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has approved $100 million to finance a five-year national program to support the production of cassava, vegetables and red meats in Mozambique from 2019, APA can report.

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    16-Nov-2018 to 16:32

    Rwanda's first Institute for Conservation Agriculture opens in 2019

    APA-Rwanda (Kigali) — The first ever Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture to prepare the country’s next generation of agriculture leaders and those of the whole East African region opens in July 2019, an official statement revealed in Kigali on Friday.

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    16-Nov-2018 to 14:39

    Mozambique: Over 800,000 in need of food aid

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 800,000 people are in need of food aid in Mozambique between December 2018 and March 2019 as the effects of a poor harvest during the 2017/18 farming season and rising food prices take a toll on the southern African country.

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