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    28-Jun-2016 to 09:01

    Nigeria will be self-sufficient in rice production in 28 months - Buhari

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said his administration would make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production within 18 months.

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    27-Jun-2016 to 13:28

    Mozambican agriculture minister encourages peasant farmers to produce more

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambican Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Jose Pacheco has encouraged peasants in the northern province of Niassa to increase agricultural production despite the current climate of political and military instability in some regions of the country, APA learns here on Monday.

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    24-Jun-2016 to 19:37

    FAO lauds Nigeria’s efforts on food safety

    APA - Abuja (Nigeria) — The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday that Nigeria has reached a milestone in improving food safety and protecting African consumers from food-borne diseases.

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    21-Jun-2016 to 18:49

    AfDB earmarks $175m agric support programme for Nigeria's northwest region

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The Africa Development Bank (AfDB), has earmarked 175 million dollars for Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme (ATASP-I) as instrument for consolidating the bank’s investments in the Nigerian agricultural sector.

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    13-Jun-2016 to 11:51

    Swazi farmers get government subsidy for crops

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Government will provide input subsidies to farmers for a variety of crops to enhance yields and ensure national food security, APA reports on Monday.

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    24-Jun-2015 to 12:25

    Botswana farmers seek gov’t intervention to help mitigate the prevailing drought

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Young Farmers Association on Wednesday decried major crop losses due to this year’s failed crop season as a result of drought and they have urged the government to declare a drought in order to help mitigate the situation.

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    23-Jun-2015 to 09:00

    Nigeria: Northern farmers decry delay in rainfall, predict poor harvest

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Farmers in some northern parts of Nigeria have expressed worry that the delay in rainfall experienced this year may affect food production in the country.

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