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    25-Oct-2016 to 15:28

    Nigeria, Niger set to fight animal pests

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The committee of experts of the Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission has agreed to collaborate in tackling outbreak of trans-border plant and animal pests at an experts’ meeting in Kaduna to address issues militating against food security in the two countries.

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    25-Oct-2016 to 11:58

    Liberia: FAO boss calls for regional approach to eradicate animals pests

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia)- — A two-day international cross-border conference for the formulation of a sub-regional approach to control and eradicate pests for small ruminants (Pestes des Petits Ruminants -PPR) in the sub-region opened Monday in Monrovia, the Liberian capital.

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    25-Oct-2016 to 09:51

    Tanzania bans importation of banana plants from Mozambique

    APA Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery, Florence Turuka has said that Tanzania government has barred importation of banana plants from Mozambique due to an outbreak of the strange, ‘Panama Disease,’ which is said to taking toll on the plants in the southern parts of the continent.

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    21-Oct-2016 to 20:10

    Morocco, Rwanda close to joint customized fertilizer plant

    APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Mrs. Geraldine Mukeshimana and the CEO of the Youssoufia Phosphates (OCP SA), Mostapha Terrab, on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a fertilizers production unit tailored to suit soil texture and crops grown in Rwanda.

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    21-Oct-2016 to 19:01

    Cameroon: AfDB injects CFA58.5bn into agric value chains

    APA-Yaoundé (Cameroon) — The government of Cameroon and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday signed a loan agreement valued at over CFA58.5 billion for the partial financing of the agricultural value chains development project (PD-CVA).

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    18-Oct-2016 to 14:47

    World Bank pledges US$1bn to support Africa’s agriculture sector

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — -The World Bank has pledged US$1 billion to support the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa, APA learns here Tusday.

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    18-Oct-2016 to 14:13

    Tanzania is food self-sufficient, says official

    APA Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — The Tanzanian government has assured the public that the country is food self-sufficient despite reports showing that 43 municipal councils in 15 regions are currently facing hunger.

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