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Macadamia nut processing facility in progress in South Africa

71922690 8800fc6d88 zGreen Farms Nut Company (GFNC) has undertaken to build South Africa’s biggest macadamia nut processing facility with phase one of two, set for completion in 2018

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Fruit producers and exporters form AFRUIBANA to champion interest in international trade

bananas 2424320 640Fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana have officially launched AFRUIBANA, an association that will allow fruit producers on the continent to combine their efforts with a view to having their voices heard better in international trade

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Microinsurance to help Ethiopian farmers protect against drought

32723040946 ef7b077e0e zFarm Africa is piloting the use of microinsurance to help pastoralists in the Ethiopian lowlands protect their livestock

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IFC, WFP collaborate to finance smallholder farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania

shutterstock 5616530951The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are collaborating with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to launch smallholder farmer financing programs aimed at improving food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania

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Poor rainfall aggravates hunger situation in east Africa: FAO

FAOIn an alert released on 14 July 2017, FAO stated that poor rainfall across the east African countries worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead

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