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    29-Oct-2014 to 10:08

    Spanish agency supports Angolan farmers

    APA-Luanda (Angola) — The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) has released 40 million Angolan Kwanzas (about US$404,000) for the implementation of an agricultural project in Kuzi district in Angola’s Zaire province, state media reported Wednesday.

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    23-Oct-2014 to 13:14

    Zambia: Government pays off farmers for maize purchases

    APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian government has paid off more than 60 percent of peasant and medium-sized farmers that supplied maize to the state-owned Food Reserve Agency (FRA) during the current marketing season, Agriculture Minister Wilbur Simuusa announced Thursday.

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    22-Oct-2014 to 14:12

    Moz province eyes 280,000 tonnes of agriculture output

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Chiure district in the Mozambican northern Cabo Delgado province is targeting production of 280,000 tonnes of crops in the forthcoming 2014/15 agricultural season that kicks off this month, an official revealed Wednesday.

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    20-Oct-2014 to 08:25

    Zimbabwean farmer group warns of influx of counterfeit seeds

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) has warned farmers against buying seeds from unregistered suppliers to avoid counterfeit seeds, state-run news agency New Ziana reported Monday.

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    18-Oct-2014 to 13:28

    Nigeria to set up agribusiness clubs in schools to promote agriculture

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that students’ agribusiness clubs will be set up in schools as a major step to boost agriculture and reduce unemployment in the country.

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    16-Oct-2014 to 08:35

    Zimbabwe partners UN in promoting food security

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government and the United Nations will on Thursday commemorate World Food Day by highlighting the importance of family farming in promoting food security, the UN said.

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    07-Oct-2014 to 17:59

    Nigeria plans youth empowerment through agriculture

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, says that the government plans to improve youth empowerment and solve unemployment problem through agriculture transformation.

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