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    29-Jan-2015 to 17:14

    Nigeria records bird flu in 11 states - minister

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the avian influenza virus, also known as bird flu, is now present in 11 states of the country.

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    19-Jan-2015 to 14:25

    Cameroon experiences rise in the price of cocoa beans

    APA - Douala (Cameroon) - — Cocoa prices have exponentially increased in recent weeks in Cameroon, with the kilogram rising from 1,000 CFA francs to 1,250 CFA francs, an increase of 25 percent compared to the prices at the end the year.

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    19-Jan-2015 to 10:39

    Egypt seeks EU support in agricultural projects - minister

    APA- Cairo (Egypt) — Egypt has sought the support of the European Union (EU) in the project of reclaiming four million acres of land for agricultural purposes and also the national campaign to protect the River Nile.

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    08-Jan-2015 to 15:12

    Malawi farmers advised to diversify crops

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawians have been advised to diversify their crops by planting roots and tubers especially sweet potatoes and cassava in addition to the staple maize.

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    06-Jan-2015 to 15:05

    Malawi to hold GMO cowpeas trials

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) has applied to the government for confined field trials for genetically modified organisms (GMO) pod borer-resistant cowpea varieties.

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    23-Dec-2014 to 12:06

    Northern Cameroon risks food shortage due to insecurity

    APA - Douala (Cameroon) - — Risk of famine is being more factual in the far north of Cameroon because of insecurity fueled by the Nigerian terrorist sect Boko Haram.

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    22-Dec-2014 to 17:16

    Landless Namibians occupy more land

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Landless Namibians on Monday claimed victory in the ongoing dispute over land occupations after allegedly successfully negotiating for a piece of land in Swakopmund in the west of the country.

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