AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

27-Feb-2015 to 11:17

Nigeria generates over $2bn from rice sub-sector

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says the country’s rice sub-sector has generated about N470 billion (about $2.61bn) to the Nigerian economy in the three and half years of the implementation of the rice transformation agenda of the present administration.

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19-Feb-2015 to 12:43

Gambian farmers lament irregularities in groundnut buying by govt agency

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Some Gambian farmers have expressed concern over what they called \'lack of cash at public groundnut buying points locally known as \'\'Seccos\'\', saying that it has affected them as they depend on groundnut produce to earn money.

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18-Feb-2015 to 18:53

FAO assistance for drought-stricken Cape Verde

APA-Praia-(Cape Verde) — The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has said Wednesday it would be providing food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people affected by drought in Cape Verde.

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13-Feb-2015 to 11:45

Nigeria plans to ban importation of fertiliser

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, has said that a policy statement that will put a stop to the importation of fertilizer into the country will be announced by the government in the next few weeks,

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13-Feb-2015 to 09:36

New World Bank push to revive agriculture in Ebola-hit countries

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — In a concerted push to revive agriculture and avert hunger in Ebola-hit countries, the World Bank has mobilized up to $15 million in emergency financing to provide a record 10,500 tons of maize and rice seed to over 200,000 farmers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in time for the April planting season.

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12-Feb-2015 to 09:37

Nigeria gets policy on staple food production

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria\'s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the National Policy on Staple Crops Processing zone to guard the development, management and operation of staple crops processing zone in the country.

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08-Feb-2015 to 13:31

SADC weather experts warn of heavy rains over island states

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Southern African weather experts have warned of more heavy rains over the island states of Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles over the next week while drier-than-normal conditions are expected over southwestern fringes of the region.

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