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    13-Feb-2015 to 09:36

    New World Bank push to revive agriculture in Ebola-hit countries

    APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — In a concerted push to revive agriculture and avert hunger in Ebola-hit countries, the World Bank has mobilized up to $15 million in emergency financing to provide a record 10,500 tons of maize and rice seed to over 200,000 farmers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in time for the April planting season.

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    12-Feb-2015 to 09:37

    Nigeria gets policy on staple food production

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria\'s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the National Policy on Staple Crops Processing zone to guard the development, management and operation of staple crops processing zone in the country.

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    08-Feb-2015 to 13:31

    SADC weather experts warn of heavy rains over island states

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Southern African weather experts have warned of more heavy rains over the island states of Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles over the next week while drier-than-normal conditions are expected over southwestern fringes of the region.

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    05-Feb-2015 to 14:56

    69 percent of Mauritania’s rice production met - Minister

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Mauritanian Agriculture Minister, Ahmed Ould M’bareck Ould Mohamed El Moctar has confirmed that the country’s rice production has met 69% of the domestic needs of the population.

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    05-Feb-2015 to 14:54

    B/Faso launches high-yield maize project

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Burkina Faso has launched a project for the promotion of high-yielding maize varieties, with the funding amounting of CFA 1.1 billion provided by the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the country's Ministry for Scientific Research told APA.

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    03-Feb-2015 to 17:29

    Gambia in right track to eradicate hunger by 2025 –FAO

    APA-Banjul (Gambia) — Gambia is in the right direction to totally eradicate hunger by 2025, which is also the African Union target to ending the scourge in Africa, the representative of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Banjul said on Tuesday.

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    31-Jan-2015 to 19:05

    Gambia: Three-day FAO award celebration kicks off in Kanilai

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Three-day national celebration for the prestigious award conferred to the Gambia government by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is under way in the President's home village of Kanilai.

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