AGRICULTURE | AGRICULTURE

16-Oct-2014 to 08:35

Zimbabwe partners UN in promoting food security

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government and the United Nations will on Thursday commemorate World Food Day by highlighting the importance of family farming in promoting food security, the UN said.

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07-Oct-2014 to 17:59

Nigeria plans youth empowerment through agriculture

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, says that the government plans to improve youth empowerment and solve unemployment problem through agriculture transformation.

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07-Oct-2014 to 09:31

US initiative seeks to invest in future African agricultural leaders

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — - For the first time, the United States Government has embarked on investing in human and institutional capacity development through the "Feed the Future" programme which is slowly contributing since its inception in 2010 to the formation of a new generation of agricultural leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa, a diplomatic source revealed Monday in Kigali.

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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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