Agriculture symposium discusses new solutions in weed-control research

Weed controlA two-day conference held in Frankfurt and Monheim organised by Bayer CropScience addressed the need for increased research in weed control

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IFAD and AGRA urge for investments in Africa’s smallholder farmers

Kanayo Nwanze AfricaKanayo Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and President Jane Karuku of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), have insisted there is a need for increased investments to support smallholder farmers in Africa

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KwaZulu-Natal farmers demand wage subsidy

Africa farmersKwaZulu-Natal farmers want a wage subsidy introduced that would meet workers' demands for more pay 

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UN report calls for farmer-centred approach to agricultural investment

Africa farmingInvesting in agriculture could reduce hunger and poverty while safeguarding the environment, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) annual report, The State of Food and Agriculture 2012

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AfDB approves Nigeria’s US$650 million loan request for agriculture development

Nigeria farmersNigeria is set to receive a loan of US$650mn from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) to assist small- and medium-scale enterprises in the agriculture value chain

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