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    27-May-2018 to 15:54

    Q1-2018: Senegal’s cotton output suffers sharp drop

    APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s cotton production, in the first quarter of 2018, registered a sharp drop of 52.1 percent, compared to the same period in 2017, APA learned from the Textile Fiber Development Company (SODEFITEX).

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    21-May-2018 to 18:31

    Horticulture: Pioneering green tech could tackle Kenya pestilence

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — A new green technological initiative is being introduced in Kenya with a view to tackling pestilence and shore up horticultural productivity in the East African nation.

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    18-May-2018 to 23:20

    Mauritania, Sudan sign agric conventions

    APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The joint technical and agricultural commission between Mauritania and Sudan has signed a number of conventions, as part of revitalizing farming cooperation agreement reached in 2007.

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    18-May-2018 to 05:54

    S/Africa: Small-scale fisheries to benefit from $8.3m facility

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — A US$8.3 million private sector development fund to South Africa’s small-scale fisheries will help them to overcome their poor access to funding challenges, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has said.

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    16-May-2018 to 19:45

    Mozambique: Agro-business firm invests $50m for beef exports

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambique-based agribusiness firm, Al Bustan Farms, says it is investing $50 million in the production, processing and export of beef to foreign markets from the district of Mopeia in the central province of Zambézia.

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    14-May-2018 to 12:34

    Agriculture’s potential highlighted in African Transformation Report

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — A major study by the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has highlighted how transforming agriculture can become a stimulus for economic development across the continent.

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    14-May-2018 to 12:02

    Family farms key to better diets, lives in Guinea

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Guinea on Monday 14 May signed a new financial agreement, “which will help more than 65,000 rural households raise their incomes, improve their diets and increase their ability to deal with climate change”.

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