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    21-Sep-2016 to 13:34

    Zimbabwe: White farmer jailed for ignoring 2000 farm eviction order

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — A white Zimbabwean farmer has been sentenced to a year in prison or a $600 fine for allegedly refusing to vacate land allocated to a traditional leader nearly 16 years ago, according to media reports monitored here on Wednesday.

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    21-Sep-2016 to 11:02

    Mozambique earmarks US$20m for agriculture research

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambican government plans to invest about US$20 million into a research project to improve the production of rice, maize and wheat, an official said on Wednesday.

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    20-Sep-2016 to 06:56

    Swazi gov't to provide tillage for 2016/17 farming season

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — The Swaziland government will provide farmers with 400 tractors to plough the land during the forthcoming summer season, a cabinet minister announced on Monday.

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    19-Sep-2016 to 16:05

    Cameroon: Research institute to resume agricultural research program

    APA – Douala (Cameroon) - — The Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced on Monday the resumption of activities of the National Agricultural Research Program (PNVRA) whose objective is to modernize agricultural technology and improve productivity.

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    16-Sep-2016 to 10:58

    Swaziland to half food assistance from April 2017 - Official

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland's National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) says it will stop food distributions from April 2017 because it will not have any resources for this exercise.

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    15-Sep-2016 to 15:21

    Swaziland raises maize imports limit to ease hunger

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland has increased the limit on mealie-meal imports to 50 kilogrammes per household from the previous limit of 20kg as part of a move to ease a drought-induced food shortage affecting half of the country's population of about 1.3 inhabitants.

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