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    26-Jul-2016 to 09:12

    Swazi farmers oppose legalization of dagga

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Farmers practicing commercial farming in Swaziland are strongly opposed to the legalization of dagga, saying it is a threat to their crops, APA learns here on Monday.

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    19-Jul-2016 to 11:15

    Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone introduces new cash crop

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leonean government and an Indian agribusiness firm have announced a major collaboration that will see the introduction of a new cash crop into the farming system of the country.

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    18-Jul-2016 to 13:09

    Agriculture offers Africa economic opportunities - Gates

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — One way that Africa could create economic opportunity was by ensuring growth in its agriculture sector, according to United States-based Microsoft billionaire-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates in Pretoria.

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    12-Jul-2016 to 11:57

    Swaziland quarantines cattle amid FMD outbreak fears

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Thousands of cattle have been placed under isolation and surveillance in Swaziland amid fears of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) which has been reported in neighbouring countries, an official said on Tuesday.

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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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