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IFC to invest US$6mn in Nigerian herbicide firm

IFC World Bank Nigeria herbicides Saro AgroSciencesThe International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said it will make a US$6mn investment in Nigerian herbicides and insecticides distributor Saro AgroSciences Ltd

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Ghanaian farmers to benefit from agricultural project

Maize farmer NestleFemale farmers in the northern region of Ghana are among 35,000 smallholder farmers who are being backed by an agricultural programme that will aim to increase their productivity and increase their incomes

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Kenya's sugarcane farmers call on government to introduce sugar sector controls

Kenya Africa sugarcane corruptionKenyan sugarcane farmers have asked their government to control the buying and distribution of sugar in the East African country in order to stem corruption within the sugar sector

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Rice gene ‘could triple rice yields during drought’

Rice gene could triple drought rice yieldsA gene that gives rice plants deeper roots could triple yields during droughts, according to a new study by Japanese scientists

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Namibian ministry supports drought-stricken farmers

Maize seeds CIMMYTThe Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has announced that it will supply free fertiliser to agronomic farmers in the country that have been affected by recent droughts and flooding

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