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    20-Sep-2017 to 11:08

    S/African poultry industry hit by another bird flu outbreak

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s poultry industry was under siege on Wednesday as another player in the sector raised the red flag over an avian flu outbreak at two of its farms.

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    14-Sep-2017 to 13:12

    WFP unveils five-year plan to combat hunger in Mozambique

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new five-year strategic plan to combat hunger in Mozambique, a country where more than 579,000 children will need treatment from the effects of severe hunger this year alone and five million people urgently need food assistance.

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    08-Sep-2017 to 15:45

    Drought-hit Mozambique pins hopes on drought-resistant crops for food security

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — As smallholder farmers in Mozambique are resisting experts’ efforts to mitigate a severe long dry spell which has been sweeping across southern Africa, the country's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), has unveiled an ambitious initiative to raise awareness of the need to grow drought-resistant crops, in a strategic bid to guarantee food security, APA can report on Friday.

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    07-Sep-2017 to 14:23

    Africans must turn agriculture around or remain at risk of famine - Sirleaf

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said until Africans manage to turn agriculture around, and feed themselves, "our people will remain at risk of famine, hunger and malnutrition.”

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    04-Sep-2017 to 13:17

    Mozambique: Agriculture rescues many young people from absolute poverty

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Amelia Macie’s childhood dream had been to become a secondary school teacher, but family poverty and the civil war which gripped Mozambique after independence shattered it all.

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    31-Aug-2017 to 15:57

    US provides additional US$91m humanitarian aid for drought-ravaged Ethiopia

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The United States will provide an additional US$91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, a top US official announced on Thursday.

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    21-Aug-2017 to 08:57

    Kenya, Rwanda lift ban on importation of Uganda’s poultry products

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Kenya and Rwanda have lifted ban on the importation of products from Uganda after a declaration that Uganda is free from the highly pathogenic bird flu.

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