African nations increase agriculture spending to combat poverty

Barack Obama PresidentA new report released by ONE Campaign revealed that a number of African nations are increasing their spending on agriculture to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

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Kenyan farmers welcome Kibaki’s order on fertilisers

Mwai KibakiFarmers in Kenya have praised the country’s president, Mwai Kibaki, for his instruction to the government for the issuing of US$35mn to import subsidised fertiliser

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FAO offers support to Uganda’s agriculture sector

Ugandan farmerThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director-general Jose Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan vice-president, Edward Sekandi, to explore ways to improve food security for Ugandans and eradicate poverty

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Mozambique receives World Bank loan for agricultural productivity

Farmer crop AfricaA loan of US$89.4mn from the World Bank has been granted by the bank's board of executive directors to help improve food security and increase farm productivity in Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia

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P4P pilot urges Sudanese farmers to run farms as business venture

Sudan farmer  AfricaThe UN World Food Programme's (WFP) strong food-purchasing power and logistics capacity has been attempting to enhance local agricultural production in order to benefit smallholder farmers in Sudan

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