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    06-Jan-2018 to 12:36

    Senegalese primary sector up 15.1pc in November

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The activity of the primary sector (excluding agriculture and forestry) in Senegal rose by 15.1 percent in a monthly change in November 2017, APA learned on Friday from the Directorate of Forecasting and Economic Studies (DPEE).

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    05-Jan-2018 to 13:44

    Swaziland’s 2018 maize yields to drop by 16% - Experts

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Preliminary projections indicate that maize yields for 2018 will be at 100 000 metric tonnes, which is a drop of 16 per cent of the 120000 metric tonnes target.

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    05-Jan-2018 to 13:23

    UK, Ireland provide £6.8m food security support for Malawi

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The United Kingdom and Ireland have provided £6.8 million that will assist a World Food Programme (WFP) and Save the Children-led consortium to support almost 500,000 vulnerable Malawians to meet their food needs during the lean season until the next harvest in March/April.

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    03-Jan-2018 to 11:37

    Sierra Leone: Minister urges private sector participation in agriculture

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, Professor Patrick Monty Jones, has urged the private sector to invest in transport infrastructure for local produce.

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    21-Dec-2017 to 12:44

    Ramaphosa hints at land grab from white farmers without compensation

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Newly-elected African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the ANC has agreed to take back land from white landowners without paying them compensation, a development that will be a drastic departure from the country's constitution and likely to unsettle markets.

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    19-Dec-2017 to 15:37

    Cameroon witnesses dip in cocoa price

    APA-Douala (Cameroon) — The price for a kilogramme of cocoa fell from an average of CFAf 1,000 in November to CFA 850 francs in December, according to data collected Tuesday from the Industry Information System (SIF).

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    19-Dec-2017 to 06:07

    Mozambique food security gets $3m boost from Germany

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The German government has approved a US$3.1-million grant to support food security and school feeding activities in Mozambique in 2018, APA learnt on Tuesday.

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