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    07-Sep-2016 to 15:35

    Kenya: Africa sees jump in food production, GDP growth -Report

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that made the biggest investments rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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    06-Sep-2016 to 13:33

    Nigerian minister raises alarm over invasion of quelea birds, locusts

    APA - Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe has raised alarm over the possible attack of quelea birds, locust and grasshoppers in farms in 12 northern states of the country.

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    04-Sep-2016 to 11:14

    One and half million Mozambicans facing starvation

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's relief agency's Emergency Operational Centre (CENOE) says it is monitoring the state of the 1.5 million Mozambicans who are facing food insecurity due to a severe drought in the southern and central provinces, APA learns here on Sunday.

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    02-Sep-2016 to 18:18

    Sierra Leone: FAO boosts livestock farming

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) has announced a funding of US$160, 000 to boost livestock farming in Sierra Leone.

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    01-Sep-2016 to 11:54

    Mozambique, Portuguese Consortium invest $35m in textile industry

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A consortium of a Mozambican company and three Portuguese known as Mozambique Cotton Manufacturers (MCM) says it plans to invest $35 million to boost catapult the textile industry in Mozambique, APA can report here on Thursday.

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    29-Aug-2016 to 11:15

    Botswana to introduce fish farming

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said that government intended to introduce fish farming with an aim to take fish business to another level, State run DailyNews reported here Monday.

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    25-Aug-2016 to 14:03

    Nigeria’s wheat import bill hits $6b annually - Official

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The director of Nigeria’s Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria’s wheat import bill stood at $6 billion annually.

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