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    18-Oct-2014 to 13:28

    Nigeria to set up agribusiness clubs in schools to promote agriculture

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that students’ agribusiness clubs will be set up in schools as a major step to boost agriculture and reduce unemployment in the country.

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    16-Oct-2014 to 08:35

    Zimbabwe partners UN in promoting food security

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government and the United Nations will on Thursday commemorate World Food Day by highlighting the importance of family farming in promoting food security, the UN said.

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    07-Oct-2014 to 17:59

    Nigeria plans youth empowerment through agriculture

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, says that the government plans to improve youth empowerment and solve unemployment problem through agriculture transformation.

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    07-Oct-2014 to 09:31

    US initiative seeks to invest in future African agricultural leaders

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — - For the first time, the United States Government has embarked on investing in human and institutional capacity development through the "Feed the Future" programme which is slowly contributing since its inception in 2010 to the formation of a new generation of agricultural leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa, a diplomatic source revealed Monday in Kigali.

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    06-Oct-2014 to 16:51

    Nigeria targets 20 million farmers with fertilizers in 2015

    APA-Abuja ( Nigeria) — Nigeria is targeting 20 million farmers in the fertilizer distribution for the 2015 farming season on the platform of Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme, a government official said on Monday.

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    06-Oct-2014 to 15:19

    Nigeria embarks on irrigation to boost rice, sugar cane farming

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — In a renewed campaign to boost rice and sugar production in Nigeria, the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA) is to irrigate 10,000 hectares in Kwara and Kogi states for the cultivation of the products.

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    29-Sep-2014 to 14:27

    EU commits 3.8mn Euros to Malawi's agriculture and education

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The European Union (EU) has committed (MK2 billion) 3.8 Euros towards agricultural research and education in Malawi, APA learns here Monday.

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