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    22-Dec-2014 to 12:05

    US urges Nigeria to transform cocoa sector

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The US Consul General Jeffery Hawkins has urged the Nigerian government to position itself and take advantage of the opportunity that represents the increased efforts on mechanizing growing of cocoa in the country.

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    18-Dec-2014 to 10:13

    Global anti-smoking lobby to affect Malawi tobacco output – Mutharika

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawian President Peter Mutharika said the global anti-smoking lobby will continue to have negative effects on demand for tobacco in Malawi and other countries.

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    18-Dec-2014 to 09:58

    IFAD gives US$46m for Mozambique agriculture and fisheries

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) gave US$46 million to Mozambique in 2014 to support agriculture and fisheries as part of a financing package of US$213 million to be disbursed by 2020, APA learns here Thursday.

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    12-Dec-2014 to 14:06

    Malawi to roll out agricultural training project

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi will become the 6th African country to roll out an Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) project to develop and implement market-oriented training as well as coherent concepts for the reform of the national vocational education system.

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    04-Dec-2014 to 14:13

    Burkina Faso produced 4.6mn tons of grain for 2014/2015 season

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) - — Burkina Faso has recorded a cereal production of 4.6 million tons for 2014/2015 agro-pastoral season, the ministry of Agriculture told APA.

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    02-Dec-2014 to 15:29

    Action Aid trains farmers on reducing post-harvest losses in Gambia

    APA-Banjul (Gambia) — Action Aid International is training vegetable farmers in The Gambia on preservation and processing to reduce post-harvest losses and increase income of farmers.

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    28-Nov-2014 to 09:28

    Dangote Farms establishes pilot hybrid tomatoes production project

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — A pilot hybrid tomatoes production project has been established in Kano state in northern Nigeria by Dangote Farms for its tomatoes processing plants in the state.

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