Agriculture

Risk report reveals 75 per cent of African countries at risk of starvation

Africa Rice farmerA new Maplecroft global food security report has shown that 75 per cent of African countries have been severely affected by food shortages

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Funding found for cassava breeding research project

cassavaThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) will invest US$25.2mn to improve cassava productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

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Nigerian farmers set to benefit from rural development project

Africa farmerTelecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF), in partnership with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium (VSF-B), has rolled out a new project for rural development in Niger

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Tanzanian cashew farmers seek government support

Cashew farmer AfricaTanzanian cashew farmers in the Tanga region have asked the government to repossess idle cashew nut processing factories and give them use of the facilities through co-operatives

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Successful cotton harvest predicted for Zimbabwe in 2013

Cotton Africahttp://africanfarming.net/administrator/index.php?option=com_jce&view=editor&layout=plugin&plugin=imgmanager&wf0fa42af0f51b1ccc1f098e5674526dd0=1&component_id=22#advanced_tabZimbabwe has been predicted to experience another good cotton harvest in 2013 as figures from the Cotton Ginners’ Association (CGA) have revealed that more than 8,000 tonnes of seed have already been sold ahead of the next season

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