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    13-Jun-2018 to 10:58

    Botswana suspends beef exports over FMD outbreak

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government on Wednesday suspended export of all meat products produced in the last 30 days following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the north of the country.

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    09-Jun-2018 to 15:11

    AfDB approves $200M for Moroccan agric. programme

    APA-Rabat (Morocco) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has given Morocco a loan of 200 million dollars (about 2.2 billion dirhams) to finance the country’s Support Programme for Inclusive and Sustainable Development of the Farming Sector (PADIDFA).

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    02-Jun-2018 to 13:30

    Niger launches campaign to promote local milk

    APA-Niamey (Niger) — The Nigerien Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Albade Abouba, on Friday in Niamey launched the Campaign for the Defence and Promotion of Locally-produced Milk.

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    01-Jun-2018 to 12:18

    Sweden to support drought-hit farmers in Sahel

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Sweden will help drought-stricken farmers and pastoralists in the Sahel countries, especially in Burkina Faso and Mali, particularly affected by the protracted harsh weather.

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    29-May-2018 to 20:22

    AfDB backs agribusiness promo in Mozambique

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambican government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed an agreement worth $1.5 million to prepare a master plan to strengthen integrated agribusiness and infrastructure development in the provinces of Niassa and Cabo Delgado, both in the north of the country, APA can report on Tuesday.

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    28-May-2018 to 18:58

    Mauritania vaccinates 7.3m cattle

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Some 7.3 million heads of cattle in Mauritania have been vaccinated against contagious diseases during the 2017/2018 season, according to an official from the Livestock ministry.

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    28-May-2018 to 18:13

    Benin: Cotton seed price up by CFA5

    APA-Cotonou (Benin) — The price per kilogram of cotton seed for this season in Benin has increased by CFA 5, selling for CFA265 for the first choice and CFA215 for the second, the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries ministry announced in a statement on Monday.

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