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    05-Nov-2014 to 20:35

    Nigeria will support private sector investment in agric - minister

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the government is committed to supporting private sector investment in backward integration to make Nigeria self sufficient in oil palm production.

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    04-Nov-2014 to 08:45

    Nigeria provides $100m for financing of SMEs – minister

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that $100 million has been provided by the government for the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the agricultural sector as part of concrete measures to provide long-term loans to them at single digit interest rate.

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    03-Nov-2014 to 15:06

    New variety to help Nigerian farmers to double beans production

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria — Beans farmers in Nigeria will begin to record double their current profits by 2018, following the planned release in 2017 of a variety resistant to its greatest pest, the maruca, which would increase production.

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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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