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    09-Apr-2015 to 13:37

    Zambian government orders strategic maize reserves

    APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Vice President Inonge Wina has ordered the state owned Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to ensure that it maintains adequate stocks of maize in the country in view of poor rains experienced in the current maize growing season.

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    08-Apr-2015 to 10:27

    S/Leone farmers blame diamond miner for flooding of farmland

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Dozens of farmers in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich Kono district are demanding compensation from diamond mining giant OCTEA for allegedly causing the vegetables and tuber crops farms to be flooded.

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    02-Apr-2015 to 11:23

    Liberian leader emphasizes need for mechanized farming to attain food security

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia)- — -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said Liberia can only attain food security through large-scale mechanized farming operations and agro-4 industrial operations which focus on emerging small and medium size entities.

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    01-Apr-2015 to 09:59

    Southern Africa NGOs unite to address agriculture challenges

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Council of Churches (BCC), in collaboration with the Economic Justice Network (EJN) of the Fellowship of Christian Council in Southern Africa (FOCCISA), has launched a Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) research report, state-run Daily News newspaper reported Wednesday.

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    31-Mar-2015 to 20:25

    Malawi: Regulatory body unveils maximum tobacco price

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), the country's tobacco regulatory body has released minimum and maximum buying prices for tobacco leaf at the Auction Floors on Tuesday.

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    31-Mar-2015 to 13:35

    Gambia: Groundnut trading season ends Tuesday

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia Groundnut Corporation (GGC) is to officially close the buying of groundnut across all the buying centres in the country by the end of Tuesday, 31st March, 2015.

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    26-Mar-2015 to 13:36

    Agricultural network projects a drop in Malawi maize production

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has projected a drop of between 30 to 40 per cent in maize production in the 2014/15 farming season in Malawi.

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