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Lean farming can make agricultural operations more effective: experts

lean farmingLean farming has the power to make agricultural operations more effective and improve profit margins – but it requires a radical shift in thinking, said Conor Colgan, farmer and business consultant who has spent the last 10 years pioneering lean farming methods as a result of his MBA Masters Thesis

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FAO: Indigenous foods to alleviate nutrition crisis in Southern Africa

24julyThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the New Partnership for Africa's Development of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), organised a three-day sub-regional consultative dialogue

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Economic Commission for Africa signs agreement on innovation and agriculture investments

eca affThe Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the OCP SA, formerly known as the Cherifien Office of Phosphates, have signed an MoU to strengthen collaboration on innovations and investments in agriculture using science and technologies

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Ghana cocoa farmers to access direct agrochemicals from COCOBOD

Ghana cocoa farmersThe Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is adopting a new policy to provide support services, farming products and inputs to the cocoa farmers through their registered cooperatives

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Somalia implements Drought Impact Response Plan

somalia drouhgtThe Federal Government of Somalia and the aid community are together implementing a Drought Impact Response Plan which is set to provide critical life-saving assistance to 4.5mn Somalis by the end of the year at a cost of US$686mn

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