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Kenya flower farms turn to solar power

solar-flower  AggathoposKenyan flower farms have started investing in solar panels in an attempt to get access to a stable power source and cut electricity costs

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Rwandan farmers participate in crop insurance scheme

Rwandan farmers participate in crop insurance schemeUp to 50,000 farmers have so far participated in Rwanda’s government-backed Hinga Urishingiwe crop insurance scheme, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has revealed

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Kenya explores alternative uses of geothermal power

The Olkaria II geothermal plantWhile the focus on geothermal power in East Africa has mainly been on electricity generation, experts in Kenya now say that its potential goes beyond this into agriculture, health, tourism and hotel industries

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AfDB to spend US$63 million on African food security

AfDB to spend US63 million on African food securityThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a US$63mn agricultural initiative which aims to reduce the need for food imports and boost crop production across 20 African countries

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Sierra Leone improves food production and cuts imports

Sierra Leone's rice production has risen by 35 per cent since 2007. (Image source: CIAT International Centre for Tropical Agriculture/Flickr)Sierra Leone has improved its production of rice, cassava and other products according to the country's minister of agriculture, forestry and food security

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