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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Liberians urged to increase rice and cassava production

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Liberian vice-president Joseph Boakai has urged Liberians to work towards being food sufficient by increasing their rice and cassava production

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Côte d'Ivoire cotton output continues post-conflict recovery

Cotton Africa Côte dIvoireCôte d'Ivoire expects to beat its 2011/12 cotton harvest of 260,000 tonnes to achieve about 340,000 tonnes in the 2012/13 harvest

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