AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

20-Jul-2020 to 17:02

Rwanda's banana trunk adds value to paper-making industry

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The banana plantation that grows in major part across Rwanda is famous for being among the highly consumed staple crops in the country thanks to its multipurpose uses –culinary and wine brewing a group of four local young entrepreneurs have increasingly turned to the plant for eco-friendly paper packaging bags.

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15-Jul-2020 to 15:54

Ethiopia discovers 1.4m year old large handaxe-like bone

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Paleoanthropologists working at the Konso research in Ethiopia’s southern area on Tuesday announced the discovery of a 1.4 Million year old large bone fragment shaped into handaxe-like form.

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19-May-2020 to 06:45

Mozambique cashew nuts output to decline by a third - Processors

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s cashew nuts output is expected to decline by a third in 2020 compared to last year, an association representing processors said on Tuesday.

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14-May-2020 to 09:35

Senegal's agropastoralists wary of Covid-19 effects

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal’s National Platform for Rural Consultation and Cooperation (CNCR) has expressed concern over the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on activities of agropastoralists in the country.

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13-May-2020 to 14:21

Covid-19: WB to inject CFA 90 bln in Senegal’s agriculture sector

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — World Bank has approved a $150-million (about 90 billion CFA francs) credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to improve the competitiveness of agriculture and cattle breeding in Senegal, a press release sent to APA on Wednesday said.

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07-May-2020 to 09:47

Malawi rakes in $11m from tobacco sales

APA-Blantyre (Malawi) — Malawi has so far earned more than US$10.7 million from the sale of tobacco, the commission in charge of regulating and promoting the production of the golden leaf in the southern African country announced on Thursday.

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04-May-2020 to 16:58

Covid-19/food security: Researcher states case for urban agriculture

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — To maintain food and nutritional security for African populations, it is necessary to promote urban agriculture that looks beyond crises such as the one caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, if recommendations by Senegalese researcher Sidy Tounkara are anything to go by.

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