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East African institutes researching new seed varieties

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A consortium of East African institutes is researching new seed varieties better suited to dry areas to combat the effects of climate change in the region

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Burkina Faso to supply farmers with subsidised ploughs

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The government of Burkina Faso has responded to long-standing demands of farmers for greater support for small family producers with the launch of "Operation 100,000 Ploughs." Smallholder farmers say this will strengthen the country's food security

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Brewery encourages Kenya sorghum farmers to supply

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East African Breweries — through its subsidiary East African Maltings Limited (EAML) — has kicked off a drive to enroll sorghum farmers in Kenya's Nyanza and Western regions as it seeks alternatives for barley, which is the main raw material for some of its brands

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Bayer CropScience receives approval for seed treatment product

 New potato-enhancing product Emesto registered in first market

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Biotech company expanding South African facilities

South African agriculture, especially the fruit industry, can improve its quality and competitiveness by using novel biotechnology-based technologies, such as diagnostic tests to check harvest maturity and predict storage quality through identified biomarkers, says Genetwister Africa acting CEO Dr Kevin Chambers

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