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    04-Oct-2017 to 14:02

    Swaziland seeks new markets as EU sugar quota ends

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland is searching for new regional markets for its sugar following the end of a quota system that limited production by European Union countries for the past 50 years, an official said on Wednesday.

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    03-Oct-2017 to 12:07

    Avian flu-hit Zimbabwe suspends duty on fertilised eggs

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Poultry breeders in Zimbabwe will be allowed to import fertilised eggs duty-free until January 2018 as part of a government strategy to revive an industry almost decimated by an outbreak of the deadly avian flu virus earlier this year.

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    02-Oct-2017 to 13:00

    Tanzania threatens agro dealers with legal action over high fertilizer prices

    APA-Dar es Salaam-(Tanzania) — Tanzania has on Monday threatened to take to court all agro dealers who inflated the price of fertilizer distributed through the voucher system, leading to a high price of Sh 38 billion ($16.5million).

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    29-Sep-2017 to 16:06

    Botswana bans vegetable imports

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Friday said it has placed a ban on imports of lettuce, onions, carrot, potatoes and cabbage.

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    27-Sep-2017 to 14:48

    Senegal: French AFD donates fCAF21b for farming programme

    APA- Dakar (Senegal) — The French Development Agency (AFD) has donated 32 million euros (CFAf 21 billion) to Senegal under a financing agreement signed by the Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Amadou Bâ, and AFD director Rémy Rioux.

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    26-Sep-2017 to 12:22

    EU suspends Swazi beef imports amid foot and mouth disease fears

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — The European Union has banned beef imports from Swaziland following a suspected foot-and-mouth disease outbreak allegedly caused by three buffaloes donated to the country by Zambian President Edgar Lungu early this month.

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    23-Sep-2017 to 12:32

    Uganda to host continental agriculture technology summit

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Uganda in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation and African Union Commission are organizing a three-day high level conference on application of science and technology to enhance Africa’s agricultural transformation.

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