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    20-Mar-2018 to 20:06

    Swaziland: €15m for rural dams to revive agriculture

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — In a major effort to revitalize agriculture, Swaziland's Ministry of Agriculture Land Use Planning Department says it has secured €15 million from the European Development Fund (EDF) to develop dams, install irrigation infrastructure and in-field systems such as sprinklers in different parts of the country.

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    20-Mar-2018 to 19:03

    Mozambique rues disease blighting banana plantations

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A senior member of Mozambique’s agriculture and food security community has expressed concern over the devastating effects of a fungal disease affecting large banana plantations mainly in the country’s north.

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    13-Mar-2018 to 18:24

    Mozambique seeks $2.6m to fight destructive pests

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's cabinet spokesperson, Ana Comoana has said her government is seeking $2.6 million from its partners to prevent and fight against pests threatening agricultural production.

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    12-Mar-2018 to 08:46

    OPEC Fund boost for Zimbabwe irrigation programme

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Close to 30,000 smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe are set to benefit from a US$15-million irrigation support facility agreed by the government and the OPEC Fund for International Development last week, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Monday.

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    06-Mar-2018 to 14:32

    Senegal’s industrial crop production increases sharply

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s industrial crop production increased sharply in the 2017-2018 season compared to the previous season, APA learned from the Ministry Agriculture and Rural Equipment.

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    05-Mar-2018 to 05:45

    S/Africa: Land needs educated farmers – Malema

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Leader of the South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema on Sunday told his supporters in Johannesburg to attend agriculture colleges to prepare themselves as farmers because "the land is coming."

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    02-Mar-2018 to 13:46

    Botswana food security fears as drought cuts planted hectarage

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana is facing a potential shortage of food this year following a reduction in the size of land put to crops during the current agricultural season, Agriculture Minister Patrick Ralotsia said on Friday.

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