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Liberia promotes oil palm and rubber

MONROVIA HAS SIGNED an agriculture concession agreement valued at US$800,000 for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Guthrie rubber plantations.

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Farmers’ helpline launched

A NEW SERVICE to provide farmers with information on market prices, weather changes price of farm inputs is soon to be launched in Kenya.

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ILRI recommends more livestock

ILRI recommends more livestock THE IMPACT OF climate-induced crop failures in Africa could be avoided if more small farmers also raised livestock, researchers at the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute report.

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Zambia’s sugar project promises sweet success

THE PROPOSED LUENA Sugar Project, which is estimated to cost US$150mn and be implemented in Zambia's Kawambwa and Mwense districts (Luapula Province), is expected to provide work for 1,500 permanent employees and 2,500 seasonal agricultural workers.

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Uganda’s livestock census results

THE UGANDA GOVERNMENT has released the Report of National Livestock Census of 2008. Addressing journalists at the Media Centre in June, the minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hope Mwesigye, said that the objective of the census was aimed to generate data on all livestock and their characteristics.

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