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Sub-Saharan Africa forms focus of new fertiliser campaign

Image source: George BoselaThe global fertiliser industry has launched a new online campaign called ‘Roots for Growth’, highlighting the important role fertilisers play in addressing global food security responsibly, efficiently and sustainably

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Nigeria spending more than US$150 million on food imports

Nigeria_foodThe Nigerian government has revealed it spends more than N24.5 trillion (US$155.5 million) per annum on the costs of importing food

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Pan-African support centre for farmer organisations launched

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a new initiative - Farmer Organisations Support Centre in Africa (FOSCA) - to support various farmer organisations in Ghana and across the continent

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UN deputy calls for Africa to embrace organic farming

Orangic_farmThe deputy head of the United Nations trade and development body has said that continued growth of organic farming across Africa would benefit farmers' incomes, national economies and employment

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Rice diversity collection plan for African nations

Collecting missions would start later in MayExperts from the IRRI's International Rice Genebank and the AfricaRice gene bank met with representatives from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda recently at a workshop to plan rice germplasm collection in the three countries

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