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CTA’s Central African cassava project to benefit 10,000 smallholder farmers

CASSAVA CTAThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) has launched a new project in Kinshasa to explore cassava’s economic potential in agricultural value chains in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Cameroon

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FAPA and AFAP to support supply and utilisation of fertiliser by smallholder farmers in Africa

FAFAOn the sidelines of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) donors and the African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed an agreement to support local supply and utilisation of fertiliser by smallholder farmers in Africa

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Malawi maize production down by 20 per cent

Malawi MaizeThe harvest of maize in Malawi has declined by a significant 20 per cent, from 3.5 million tonnes in 2016/17 season to 2.8 million tonnes in 2017/18 farming season, according to Joseph Mwanavekha, minister of agriculture in Malawi

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African leaders, FAO delegation meets for food security workshop

Africa FarmerRepresentatives from the UN FAO and members of the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition met in South Africa for a workshop

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Agriculture in need of modernisation to boost Africa's growth

Africa FarmingAn official in the UN's Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said agriculture would play an important role in improving economic growth in the continent

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