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    14-Apr-2015 to 18:48

    Lesotho: Ministry optimistic about agri-business

    APA - Maseru (Lesotho) — The Maseru District Marketing Officer in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing in Lesotho, Moliehi Mphole, says there is a ray of hope that Basotho farmers will eventually change their mind-sets from subsistence farming to agri-business.

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    10-Apr-2015 to 14:43

    Liberia loses US$12 million annually to illegal fishing

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Project Coordinator of the West African Regional Fisheries Programme (WARFP) in Liberia, Dr. Lawrence I. Braimah, has said that Liberia loses US$12 million annually to illegal fishing.

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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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