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Cocoa: AfDB Reveals Big Plans For Ghana, Ivory Coast

Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the crop on the continent. Among other planned interventions, the bank is considering support to ...

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High Hopes for Cocoa Farmers in Africa, As AfDB Plans Big for Producing Countries Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the ...

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Nigeria: Nation Can Make Billions From Cassava Export – Expert

Nigeria could earn billions in foreign currency from its 47 million tonnes of cassava tubers produced annually, a university don, Prof. Aloy Ezirim has said. Ezirim, a lecturer in the Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), made ...

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Nigeria: Illegal Import of Rice Through Adamawa Causes Concern

Yola — Adamawa Forum for Good Governance and Transparency in Trade has raised alarm over illegal smuggling of commodities along the Nigeria-Cameroon border in Adamawa State, calling on Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to wake up to its responsibility. President of ...

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Zimbabwe: Cotton Farmers Appeal for Cash Payouts Rise

Cotton farmers have appealed to Government to increase cash payouts, arguing they were losing a significant part of their money from cotton sales when it is deposited into mobile accounts. This comes after Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe last week reduced ...

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Ghana: European Union-Funded Fisheries Governance Project Launched in Accra

The European Union (EU) Ambassador in Ghana, H.E. William Hanna, has called for stronger collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Mr Hanna, who was speaking at the launch of an EU-funded fisheries ...

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Zimbabwe: Responding to Narrow Margins and Slow Growth in African Agriculture

The fact that African agriculture is beset by narrow margins and slow growth elevates the need to invest in data and evidence. People who get into agriculture expecting quick returns are often disappointed because African agriculture is no longer a ...

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Mozambique: Partial Lifting of Ban On South African Eggs

The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions. The ban on importing poultry produce was imposed in the wake of an outbreak ...

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Nigeria Can Earn Additional N15tr From Cassava

The President of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Pastor Segun Adewumi has appealed to the Federal Government to boost cassava production, for the country to get additional N15tr to enhance the economy. Adewunmi, who made the call at the West ...

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Eenhana — In its quest to fight poverty, unemployment

Eenhana — In its quest to fight poverty, unemployment and create food security, Ohangwena Region will establish an agricultural project at Embwanyana in Oshikunde constituency. About N$500,000 has been secured through the Governor’s Community Development Programme, while an additional N$300,000 ...

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