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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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Zimbabwean farmers advised to take up potato production

Image source: US Department of Agriculture/Wikimedia Commons.Demand for potatoes has risen in Zimbabwe over the past decade and a report from USAID has urged more farmers to start producing the crop

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Zimbabwe tobacco seed in high demand

tobacco plant Piyachok ThawornmatAlmost a tonne of tobacco seed has been sold in Zimbabwe as demand for the commodity continues to increase, the Tobacco Research Board (TRB) revealed

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