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South Africa cuts maize production estimate for 2012

Maize1_CIATSouth Africa has reduced its annual estimate for maize production by 0.6 per cent as dry weather affected the output

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FAO urges Zambia to use drought-resistant GM crops

GM_crops_jemasmithThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called upon Zambia and other southern Africa countries to accept the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

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Jain investment to help sub-Saharan smallholder farmers

Drip_irrigation_davetrainerJain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL) has committed an investment of US$375 million to build sustainable agriculture and improve the income of farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

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AfDB promises funds for agribusiness in Africa

farm__eurleifThe African Development Bank (AfDB) is to invest US$100 million in its first agribusiness-focused 'Fund of Funds' programme

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Mozambique’s cashew production dips to 10-year low

cashew_turtlemom4baconMozanbique's cashew production has dipped to a 10-year low this agricultural season after registering a peak in production last year

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