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Musika Zambia receives US$7mn Swedish boost

Musika Zambia Limited’s aim is to stimulate the development of the local agricultural markets for crops and livestock to 200,000 farming households in the next five yearsMusika Zambia Limited, a non-profit company, has been launched in Lusaka with a two-year financing of US$7mn from the Swedish Embassy

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Corn export could lead to shortage in South Africa

A government-backed plan to export a record corn surplus may leave South African silos drained of the country’s staple food by the end of AprilA government-backed plan to export a record corn surplus may leave South African silos drained of the country’s staple food by the end of April

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Pineapple processing factory commissioned in Kenya

The Kenya government has commissioned the construction of a US$600,000 modern pineapple processing factory in Bureti District, South Rift ValleyThe Kenya government has commissioned the construction of a US$600,000 modern pineapple processing factory in Bureti District, South Rift Valley

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Value-added bananas key to Ghanaian economy

Ghana could add value to its bananas in order to earn enough foreign exchange rather than only concentrating on exporting the raw fruit just to meet the World Bank target Ghana could add value to its bananas in order to earn enough foreign exchange rather than only concentrating on exporting the raw fruit just to meet the World Bank target

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Cargill investing heavily in Côte d'Ivoire cocoa sector

Cargill investing heavily in Ivory Coast cocoa sectorUS agribusiness giant Cargill Inc has announced that it will invest US$3.25mn in developing and expanding farmer training to support the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire, the world's top producer.

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