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Land degradation 'costing 12 per cent of Africa's agricultural GDP'

UNCCD executive secretary, Luc Gnacadja. (Image source: UNCCD)A new United Nations report has revealed that Africa may be losing up to 12 per cent of its agricultural GDP due to land degradation

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Horticulture in Kenya boosts agricultural earnings

Kenya horticulture AfricaEarnings from Kenya’s horticulture sector has boosted the country’s overall agricultural earnings, revealing the best profit in years, according to the Kenyan government

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Zambia’s agriculture sector helps drive economic growth

Farmer Africa MilletAgriculture has been identified as one of the main economic drivers that helped drive a seven per cent increase in Zambia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012

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Liberian farmers urged to run farms as business venture

Africa farmer cropsLiberian farmers have been urged to carry out farming as a business venture to help improve food security within the country and increase the chances of success for the government's Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)

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Oxfam praises Mars and Nestlé for cocoa farmer commitment

Cocoa farmers plantsMars and Nestlé have promised to work towards eradicating inequality, hunger and poverty faced by women in their cocoa supply chains across Africa

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