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First grain warehouse receipts issued in Ghana

Farmer AfricaThe recent issuance of the first grain warehouse receipts for Ghanaian grain farmers and traders aims to ease the process of receiving a loan, storing crops and increasing revenue from sales

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African farmers to benefit from US$56 million fund

Farmers AfricaFarmers from drought-stricken areas in Africa are set to benefit from a US$56mn fund from the African Development Bank (AfDB)

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Zambian farmers urge government to formalise exports to DR Congo

Farmer AfricaFarmers in the town of Chililabombwe in Zambia's Copperbelt region have put pressure on the Zambian government to roll out a system that would facilitate formal export trade with DR Congo

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Risk report reveals 75 per cent of African countries at risk of starvation

Africa Rice farmerA new Maplecroft global food security report has shown that 75 per cent of African countries have been severely affected by food shortages

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Funding found for cassava breeding research project

cassavaThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) will invest US$25.2mn to improve cassava productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

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