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Intensive efforts are being made to save the unique but rapidly shrinking rain forest of the island of Madagascar, home to some of the greatest bio-diversity in the world. Only 15 per cent of the forest is now left, after a 35-year period in which the isl
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Nutritional security and income generation opportunities for rural communities are receiving further boost following a successful pilot project in the training of small holder farmers on how to breed palm weevil larvae, popularly called Akokono, in Akan,
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In western Kenya farmers are using a modern technique to produce disease resistant bananas that give higher yields. Esther Githui-Ewart reports Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2927334.html
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Agricultural officials in South Africa's Western Cape have launched a new initiative that aims to promote green farming principles in the region's agricultural industry. The GreenAgri portal was launched to allow farmers to gain access to information on h
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Senegalese farmers are increasingly turning towards organic farming techniques that are considered healthier and less damaging to the environment. Mahia Mutua reports.
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Fighting in South Sudan over the last two years has prevented farmers from planting crops, leaving over 2 million people hungry and millions of others displaced. Market prices for staples like sorghum have doubled and agencies say the situation is likely
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In Uganda, University students have created a mobile application that provides smallholder farmers with real-time information on markets and the latest news on farming inputs. The app is expected to cut off middlemen who often sap the profits that farmers
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Uganda's economy contracted by 1.3 percent in the third quarter of the financial year, ending in June, down from growth of 1.7 percent in the previous quarter. Statistics show that processed output from the farming sector declined, as well as forestry act
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A hydroponic farm is using less water than traditional farms, in a bid to combat Egypt's shrinking agricultural land. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.
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Stakeholders in Zimbabwe's agriculture sector want a strategic approach employed to tackle food security issues in the country. They note that this would enable everyone from climate specialists, to seed producers and farmers to ensure best practices in a
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The Tanzanian government has promised to issue $94 million in loans to farmers to raise agricultural production. The Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank will disburse the money as soft loans. The initiative is part of the government's National Developm