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    06-Oct-2014 to 16:51

    Nigeria targets 20 million farmers with fertilizers in 2015

    APA-Abuja ( Nigeria) — Nigeria is targeting 20 million farmers in the fertilizer distribution for the 2015 farming season on the platform of Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme, a government official said on Monday.

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    06-Oct-2014 to 15:19

    Nigeria embarks on irrigation to boost rice, sugar cane farming

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — In a renewed campaign to boost rice and sugar production in Nigeria, the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA) is to irrigate 10,000 hectares in Kwara and Kogi states for the cultivation of the products.

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    29-Sep-2014 to 14:27

    EU commits 3.8mn Euros to Malawi's agriculture and education

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The European Union (EU) has committed (MK2 billion) 3.8 Euros towards agricultural research and education in Malawi, APA learns here Monday.

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    22-Sep-2014 to 15:16

    World Bank invests $20m in Angola agric project – Official

    APA-Luanda (Angola) — The World Bank has invested more than US$20 million in Angola’s Market Oriented Smallholder Agriculture project (MOSAP) over the past two years, a bank official said Monday.

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    17-Sep-2014 to 12:56

    Malawi tobacco earns higher than previous year

    APA- Lilongwe (Malawi) — The sale of Malawi tobacco has earned about US$357 million higher than what was realized last year and the market has since been closed.

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    15-Sep-2014 to 15:22

    Gambia to launch $15 million agric project

    APA-Banjul (Gambia) — The Gambia government through the Ministry of Agriculture is to launch a US$15.92 million project titled ‘the Gambia Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project’ (GCAV) in Banjul on 16th September, APA learns here Monday.

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    11-Sep-2014 to 13:02

    Nigeria to spend $200m on rice, cassava processing plants

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the construction and installation of 10 rice milling and six cassava processing plants at the estimated cost of N13 billion (about $200m) to be sited in strategic locations in the country.

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