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    04-Mar-2015 to 15:49

    Disgruntled Zimbabwe farmers riot over low tobacco prices

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Chaos marred the opening of Zimbabwe’s tobacco selling season on Wednesday as disgruntled farmers rioted over low prices offered by the auction floors.

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    04-Mar-2015 to 14:07

    Malawi gov’t solicits views for national agriculture policy

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The government of Malawi has organized National Agriculture Policy (NAP) consultations across the country to solicit views from the public which will be considered in its agricultural policy development process.

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    04-Mar-2015 to 13:52

    Malawian gov’t soliciting views on agriculture policy

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Malawian government is carrying out countrywide consultations to solicit views from the public on the proposed National Agriculture Policy (NAP).

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    03-Mar-2015 to 14:24

    Cameroon launches 6.5b franc program to boost family-sized farming

    APA – Douala (Cameroon) – — Cameroon’s program for the improvement of competitiveness of family-sized agro-pastoral farming (AFCEA) with the support of the French Cooperation Agency, plans to invest CFA 6.5 billion francs in 2015 for financing projects eligible under the program.

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    03-Mar-2015 to 11:13

    AGRA delegation tours Mozambican agricultural projects

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Experts from the African Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) on Tuesday began a six-day working visit to Mozambique to explore new opportunities for strategic partnership for the development of agriculture with the country.

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    27-Feb-2015 to 11:17

    Nigeria generates over $2bn from rice sub-sector

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says the country’s rice sub-sector has generated about N470 billion (about $2.61bn) to the Nigerian economy in the three and half years of the implementation of the rice transformation agenda of the present administration.

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    19-Feb-2015 to 12:43

    Gambian farmers lament irregularities in groundnut buying by govt agency

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Some Gambian farmers have expressed concern over what they called \'lack of cash at public groundnut buying points locally known as \'\'Seccos\'\', saying that it has affected them as they depend on groundnut produce to earn money.

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