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    21-Sep-2016 to 11:02

    Mozambique earmarks US$20m for agriculture research

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambican government plans to invest about US$20 million into a research project to improve the production of rice, maize and wheat, an official said on Wednesday.

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    20-Sep-2016 to 06:56

    Swazi gov't to provide tillage for 2016/17 farming season

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — The Swaziland government will provide farmers with 400 tractors to plough the land during the forthcoming summer season, a cabinet minister announced on Monday.

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    19-Sep-2016 to 16:05

    Cameroon: Research institute to resume agricultural research program

    APA – Douala (Cameroon) - — The Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced on Monday the resumption of activities of the National Agricultural Research Program (PNVRA) whose objective is to modernize agricultural technology and improve productivity.

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    16-Sep-2016 to 10:58

    Swaziland to half food assistance from April 2017 - Official

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland's National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) says it will stop food distributions from April 2017 because it will not have any resources for this exercise.

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    15-Sep-2016 to 15:21

    Swaziland raises maize imports limit to ease hunger

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland has increased the limit on mealie-meal imports to 50 kilogrammes per household from the previous limit of 20kg as part of a move to ease a drought-induced food shortage affecting half of the country's population of about 1.3 inhabitants.

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    15-Sep-2016 to 14:13

    Liberia is gradually achieving full potential in agriculture

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberia's Commerce and Industry Minister Axel M. Addy has said that despite challenges in the agriculture sector, the country is gradually getting to achieve its full potential in the sector.

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    15-Sep-2016 to 13:20

    Ghana: 18 percent of maize loss recorded after harvest

    APA-Accra (Ghana) — A expert in post harvest losses, Dr. Bruno Tran, has revealed that Ghana loses approximately 318,514 tonnes of maize after harvest, APA learns here Thursday.

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