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    03-Oct-2016 to 16:54

    Morocco to import around 4mn tons of soft wheat from US - Sources

    APA-Rabat (Morocco) — - Morocco should import some 4 million tons of soft wheat during the season after this year’s bad grain harvest, the daily L’Economiste says here Monday.

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    03-Oct-2016 to 11:58

    Swaziland has no seed for maize farmers-Media

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Despite that rains have started to flow, Swaziland may not be food secured any time sooner due to lack of maize seed for farmers.

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    01-Oct-2016 to 06:21

    WFP facing US$70m funding deficit for Zimbabwe food aid programme

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$70-million funding deficit for its programme to feed 2.3 million Zimbabweans facing hunger until the next harvest in March 2017, the UN agency announced on Saturday.

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    30-Sep-2016 to 18:26

    FAO urges agricultural transformation to ensure food security

    APA- Dakar (Senegal) – — “The agricultural sector must be transformed to ensure food and nutrition security for all,” the Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement seen Friday by APA.

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    30-Sep-2016 to 14:02

    Burkina Faso secures €26m from IDB to finance agricultural sector

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — - Burkina Faso is about to start the implementation of the Soum development project, with funding of €25.9 million (about 17 billion CFA francs) from the Islamic Bank Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of Economy and Finance informed APA Friday.

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    29-Sep-2016 to 17:55

    Pests, floods destroy about 40,000 hectares of crops in Benin

    APA-Cotonou (Benin) — – A total of 40, 000 hectares of crops have been devastated as a result of attacks by locust and caterpillars, as well as consecutive floods as a result of rising river waters in the northern part of Benin, APA learns from official sources.

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    29-Sep-2016 to 15:03

    US$20m project will improve agriculture in Liberia - official

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Chief of Party of the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA), Mr. Daniel Gies, has disclosed that his agency's US$20 million programme will contribute to food security in the country.

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