Agriculture

Potatoes from Scotland to Egypt

The largest exporter of protected seed potatoes from the UK, IPM Ltd has delivered a 5,000 tonne consignment to Aberdeen Harbour, ready for the 3,500-mile journey to EgyptThousands of tonnes of seed potatoes take the 3500 mile journey from Aberdeen harbour to Egypt

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New cotton varieties

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) has developed two cotton seed varieties to boost production of the crop The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) has developed two cotton seed varieties to boost production of the crop and the revival of the textile sub-sector in the country

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State cocoa board established in Côte d’Ivoire

The government of Côte d’Ivoire has announced the establishment of a ‘state-controlled cocoa body’ The government of Côte d’Ivoire has announced the establishment of a ‘state-controlled cocoa body’

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The plight of smallholder sugar cane farmers in Swaziland

Smallholder sugar farming sector in Swaziland is facing a severe financial crisis As a consequence of a 37 per cent decline in the value of the Euro against the Rand since 2002, the smallholder sugar farming sector in Swaziland is facing a severe financial crisis

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Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in East Africa

Cassava_virus_on_verge_of_epidemic_in_East_Africa.Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop

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