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At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

At least 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country, a government official said on Monday, creating a humanitarian crisis in a nation grappling with economic woes and a ...

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How Good Urban Farming Can Combat Bad Eating In Africa.

Unhealthy diets pose a massive and growing health threat across the world. In Africa, traditional foods and inner-city farms could be the answer. Unhealthy diets pose a bigger global health risk than unsafe sex, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined. ...

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The Three Lessons Africa Can Learn From Asia About Investing in Agriculture

Africa will play a defining role in meeting global hunger targets by mid-century. But maximising food production while protecting natural resources is no easy task. Professor Sir Gordon Conway is a Professor of International Development at Imperial College London, U.K. ...

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South Africa anticipating improved EU avocado market conditions

The South African avocado industry is anticipating improved market conditions and better pricing in the European market this season amid lower volume forecasts in numerous supplying regions around the world. The country is projecting exports of 15.5 million cartons (equivalent ...

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Kenya: mixed bag of fortunes for sugar cane farmers

This year presented a mixed bag of fortunes for sugar cane farmers and millers as the sector was bedevilled by a host of factors. However, the biggest announcement for farmers came when President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Agriculture ...

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Foreign Fishing Vessels Outfishing Somali Locals: Ghanaian Navy To Fight Menace

Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Navy, Commander Veronica Arhin has identified illegal fishing across Ghana’s territorial waters as a common threat around the globe and says “Ghana therefore is not an exception to that threat.” Commander Veronica Arhin who ...

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Calls for Increased Cultivation of Baobab in Ghana as Demand for the Fruit Increases in the UK

Team Leader for the Milla Tribe Baobab Company, Mr. Mawuli Kofi Sikanku is advocating for the cultivation of baobab plantations in Ghana to increase the rate of the plant’s establishment in Ghana. Mr. Sikanku who was speaking to Rite news ...

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Senegal: Farmers fight to save farmland from salt (IRIN)

Salt water has seeped into agricultural land in the village of Dioffior, in the Sine-Saloum region of western Senegal. The salt invasion has forced many farmers to abandon their rice fields, leaving them unemployed and unable to feed their families. ...

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Africa pushes for gains on genetic materials

African nations are pushing for a review of an access and benefit sharing framework for exploration of genetic materials obtained from farmers in developing countries. The increasing number of hungry people, coupled with climate-linked extinction of crops and livestock varieties ...

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World Food Day: Eliminating Famine Is Key

A Research Scientist at the Food Research Institute, Mrs. Nina Bernice Ackah has admitted that though modernization and technology are helping in reducing some forms of famine in the world, much more needs to be done to completely eliminate famine ...

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