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Markets Too Far For Farmers' Profit

By Jessie Boylan

LAGO DISTRICT, Mozambique, Aug 29 (IPS) - August is peak tomato season in the Niassa province of northwest Mozambique, and farmers are bringing bucket-loads of tomatoes to sell to Nkwichi Lodge, one of the few buyers of local produce in the region.

Read more... Wednesday, 02 September 2009 11:06
 
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AGRA Provides More Money To Help Agricultural Sector

TAMALE, Ghana, Aug 20, (GNA) - The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is providing a grant of 13 million dollars to the agricultural sector of Ghana. The amount is out of 400 million dollars set aside to improve agriculture in 13 African countries to make them self sufficient in food production.

Read more... Tuesday, 01 September 2009 21:54
 
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Long Road To Water Sustainability

By Ignatius Banda

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 22 (IPS) - As funds begin trickling in for Zimbabwe"s reconstruction efforts, the rebuilding of infrastructure battered by years of neglect is set to gobble a huge chunk.

Read more... Thursday, 02 July 2009 23:00
 
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Africa Not Benefiting From Foreign Land Deals

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, April 28 (Reuters) - Africa is giving vast tracts of farmland to rich nations looking to feed their own people without ensuring those on the world's hungriest continent benefit, the African Union (AU) said on Tuesday.

Read more... Friday, 12 June 2009 23:00
 
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Financing Smallholder Farmers In Africa

By Staff Writer


Lesotho, May 29 (Lesotho News) - A panel consisting of Italian leaders togather with international and African leaders has today appealed for focused investments on smallholders farmers in Africa in order to avoid a further and deepening crisis amidst the already ugly scars of the global slum effects.

Read more... Tuesday, 02 June 2009 16:44
 
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LESOTHO: Women Farmers Get Mobile Phone Know-How


JOHANNESBURG, March 18 (IRIN) - Access to mobiles phones has transformed the lives of rural women farmers boosting income and expanding knowledge, a pilot study in Lesotho has found.

Read more... Wednesday, 22 April 2009 19:49
 


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