AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

20-Feb-2020 to 01:41

Gambia gets over $100m IFAD loan to boost agriculture

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia government has agreed to secure some $80 Million from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and close to $30 million jointly funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

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18-Feb-2020 to 15:28

Swarms of locusts invade Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's Ministry of Agriculture and Security on Tuesday announced that the southern African nation has been invaded by migratory locusts.

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16-Feb-2020 to 11:39

Zimbabwe to import maize from Uganda - Mnangagwa

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe is discussing with Uganda on the possibility of importing maize from the East African country which has a surplus of the grain, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Sunday.

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11-Feb-2020 to 11:05

Rwanda shows commitment in implementing agricultural transformation

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan minister of Agriculture and Animal resources, Gerardine Mukeshimana, on Tuesday welcomed this year Rwanda’s performance in implementing the 2014 Malabo Declaration of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and said that this is a result of the country's efforts aiming at moving the agriculture sector from subsistence to a market-led sector contributing to exports and jobs creation.

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28-Jan-2020 to 13:49

Mauritania to apply free trade deal with ECOWAS

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritania will soon implement the free trade agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouan has said.

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22-Jan-2020 to 13:48

Liberia secures $3.7m World Bank funding to boost fisheries sector

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The World Bank Group and the Government of Liberia have signed a US$3.7 million agreement to industrialize` the fishery sector so that it generates more revenue and reduce poverty among the local population.

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20-Jan-2020 to 12:39

Livestock: Botswana grapples with lumpy skin disease outbreak

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Monday announced the outbreak of lumpy skin disease which is threatening the viability of the country’s beef industry.

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