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Gambia: Turkish Govt Donates D2m Worth of Lab Equipment

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 16:01
[The Point] The Turkish ambassador, Ismail Sefa Yuceer on Wednesday presided over the presentation of groundnut processing laboratory equipment and consumables to the National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation. The gesture is part of a broader move to help in controlling the menace caused byaflatoxin in the country. The Turkish government through the Turkish Corporation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) donated the items.
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Mauritius: Novel Agricultural Technologies Displayed At Wooton Station

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 15:57
[Government of Mauritius] An Open Day showcasing novel agricultural technologies of the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI) Wooton Crop Research Station was launched today at the Farmers Training School in Wooton. The Acting Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, and other eminent personalities were present.
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Ethiopia: Production of Liquid Organic Fertiliser Commences

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 14:56
[Addis Fortune] Eco Green Organic Liquid Fertiliser Producing PLC began production of organic liquid fertiliser on October 20, 2018 in Arsi, Oromia Regional State, in a ceremony organised by Eco Green, the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture and GIZ's Green Innovation Centre program.
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Africa: Africa's Agribusiness Tipped At U.S.$1 Trillion Business By 2030

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 14:53
[Citizen] Johannesburg -Africa's agribusiness is tipped to become the new oil on the continent but stakeholders say there is a need to invest more to unlock the industry's potential.
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Tanzania: Windfall for Cashew Growers

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 14:44
[Daily News] IF all goes well cashewnut farmers in the southern regions will today start receiving 3,300/- per kilogramme of the raw cashews.Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) official confirmed here yesterday that everything was in place to start procurement of the cash crop as President John Magufuli had directed last Monday.
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Malawi: Macoha Constructs K10.1m Irrigation Scheme for Farmers With Disabilities

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 14:44
[Nyasa Times] Visually impaired Farmers in Chikhwawa district can now afford a smile as Malawi council for the handicapped (MACOHA) has constructed a K10.1 million Irrigation System at Ndakwera Resettlement Scheme.
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Nigeria: Lagos Vegetable Farmers Laud Govt, Promise Better Yield

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 14:06
[Guardian] More than one thousand peasant vegetable farmers in Iyana Iba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State yesterday benefited from the ongoing Federal Government social intervention initiative called TraderMoni.
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Africa: USAID Announces Winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 14:02
[USAID] The U.S. Agency for International Development, Land O'Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced the six winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at the AfricaCom conference in South Africa today.
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Tanzania: Logistical Issues Delay Purchase of Cashew Nuts

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 13:22
[Citizen] Dar/Mtwara/Lindi -The purchase of cashew nuts from farmers was delayed for at least one more day yesterday as the government studied available information and finalised other logistics.
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Ethiopia: Policy Bank Allows Machine Rentals

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 10:23
[Addis Fortune] The Development Bank of Ethiopia lifted the ban on the rental of leased farm machinery to third parties for agricultural mechanisation.
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Ethiopia: Ethio Water to Join Flourishing Market

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 09:46
[Addis Fortune] Ker Water S.C. invested 90 million Br to set up a water bottling company in the Southern Nations, Nationalities & People's regional state. The new product, branded Ethio Water, will be available in the market by the end of this month.
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Nigeria: Nigerians Yet to Tap Into 400 Million Euros Pest Control Industry, Says Expert

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 07:15
[This Day] Despite a huge market of over 400 million Euros in Nigeria's Pest Control and Fumigation Industry, only about 20 million Euros has been tapped, the Managing Director, Rotimax Integrated Services LTD, Tolu Caled, has said.
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Tanzania: Agricultural Revolution Promises Immense Benefits to Zanzibaris

All africa - 15 Nov, 2018 06:37
[Daily News] AGRICULTURE, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries Ministry has said that people here should expect to benefit soon from the ongoing agricultural revolution that aims at having enough food, livestock and fish in the country.
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Training for Benue State University (BSU) Researchers on Survey Data Analysis in Benue State

Nigeria strategy support system - 14 Nov, 2018 17:09
On 5-9 November 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a training on survey data analysis for 30 (23 male, 7 female) academics at the Benue State University (BSU) in Makurdi, Benue State’s capital. The 5-day training course introduced participants to the use of STATA for carrying out survey data analysis, with presentations […]
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Liberia: Liberia, Japan Signed $2.7M Aid Deal

All africa - 14 Nov, 2018 14:56
[NEWS] The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia.
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Malawi: Communities Invade Mchinji Forest Reserve in Search for Edible Caterpillars

All africa - 14 Nov, 2018 14:56
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji, November, 14 2018: Mchinji District Forestry officials have expressed concern with communities surrounding Mchinji Forest Reserve who are reported to be cutting down trees wantonly in the reserve in order to pick edible caterpillars.
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Liberia: Fishermen Elect CMA Officials

All africa - 14 Nov, 2018 14:39
[Observer] Chairman-elect, Mr. P. Nyantee Sleh , of Point Four Beach, celebrates with colleagues.
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Angola: Angola to Increase Salt Production

All africa - 14 Nov, 2018 14:03
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan authorities have estimated an increase in salt production capacity from 110,000 to 440,000 tonnes over the next five years, the Angolan minister of Fisheries and the Sea, Vitória de Barros Neto said on Tuesday, in Luanda.
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Ghana: New Insecticides to Fight Fall Army Worms Outdoored

All africa - 14 Nov, 2018 13:18
[Ghanaian Times] A leading agro-chemical and fertiliser company, Chemico Ltd, has completed a month-long sensitisation exercise aimed at educating farmers and extension/PPRSD officers across the country on the effective ways of using agro-chemicals to fight Fall Army Worms (FAW).
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Kenya: Hope for Pyrethrum Farmers As Kenya Govt Settles Debt

All africa - 14 Nov, 2018 13:16
[East African] The Kenyan government has settled massive debts owed to pyrethrum farmers as part of efforts to revive the ailing sector and restore the country's position as a major producer.
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