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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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    26-Mar-2015 to 08:21

    NEPAD, FAO unveil rural youth project

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The New Partnership for Africa\'s Development (NEPAD) and the U.N Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a four-year project that seeks to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas through the development of enterprises in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness along strategic value chains.

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    21-Mar-2015 to 12:43

    Botswana to conduct study on climate impact on farming

    APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — Botswana’s Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is undertaking a project that seeks to assess current dry land farming risks, BITRI announced in a statement on Saturday.

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    19-Mar-2015 to 16:10

    FAO launches goat fattening project for disabled Gambians

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has launched a goat fattening project for disabled persons in the Upper and Central River Regions of the country.

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    13-Mar-2015 to 12:28

    Nigeria’s agric sector contributes over $245bn to GDP

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said the size of agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen from N14 trillion in 2011 to N46.6 trillion (about $245bn) as of 2014.

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    11-Mar-2015 to 15:39

    Botswana confirms foot and mouth disease outbreak

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Wednesday confirmed that it has been hit by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the northern part of the country.

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