AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

02-Dec-2014 to 15:29

Action Aid trains farmers on reducing post-harvest losses in Gambia

APA-Banjul (Gambia) — Action Aid International is training vegetable farmers in The Gambia on preservation and processing to reduce post-harvest losses and increase income of farmers.

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28-Nov-2014 to 09:28

Dangote Farms establishes pilot hybrid tomatoes production project

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — A pilot hybrid tomatoes production project has been established in Kano state in northern Nigeria by Dangote Farms for its tomatoes processing plants in the state.

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18-Nov-2014 to 14:54

Gambia launches $19.2mn World Bank funded agric. project

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia government on Tuesday launched the Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project (GCAV), a five-year project financed by the World Bank through a loan and credit to the government to the tune of US$19.27 million.

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18-Nov-2014 to 11:31

Cote d’Ivoire forges partnership with Nestle to boost coffee production

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — – The Ivoirian minister of Agriculture, Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly and the General Manager of Nestle Cote d’Ivoire, Mauricio Alarcon on Monday sealed a partnership meant to boost the country’s coffee production.

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18-Nov-2014 to 11:25

Nigeria achieves 80% self-sufficiency in paddy rice production - minister

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that Nigeria has currently attained 80 percent self-sufficiency in paddy rice production and added seven million metric tonnes of paddy rice to the domestic food supply in 2013.

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17-Nov-2014 to 13:00

Mozambique to benefit from FAO support to food producers

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has approved a line of credit to reduce pockets of hunger in about 36 districts in the Mozambican capital Maputo, Beira and Nacala.

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11-Nov-2014 to 17:02

Mozambique eyes sell of 80,000 tons of cashew in 2014

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Director General of Mozambique's National Cashew Institute, Filomena Maiope has said the current cashew campaign in the country is expected to see production of 80,000 tons for sale, 17,000 tonnes more than in the previous campaign, APA learns here on Tuesday.

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