Tunisia: Tunisia expects agriculture sector to grow by 8% in 2015

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture expects the agriculture sector to grow by 8% in 2015 against 2% growth last year. The ministry said there was a 300% increase in the production of olive oil in 2014 … Read More

State monopolies strangle agriculture growth in Africa

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Akinwumi Adesina Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The failure to rapidly grow the agricultural sector in Africa has been caused by weak and old-fashioned policies favouring state-run companies in the supply of agricultural produce, ministers said last week. Nigerian agriculture … Read More

Researchers want collective action against weeds in Africa

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Researchers have called for more concerted efforts to tackle the menace of weeds and the rejuvenation of the weeds science programme in Africa, as a way of tackling the problem affecting cassava farmers. According to a … Read More

Investment commitments to agriculture in Africa hit US$7.2b

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Investment commitments by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Development Partners to help improve the agricultural sector in Africa have doubled to US$7.2 billion, according to the 2013 Grow Africa Annual Report. According to the report, … Read More

Africa’s agricultural output to hit US$500b by 2020, says AFDB

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Africa has the potential to increase the value of its annual agricultural output from US$280 billion in 2010 to about US$500 billion by 2020, according to an African Development Bank (AfDB) report. The report also said … Read More

Nigeria: Nigerian farmers to earn 42b Naira from wheat

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Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) – Farmers in Nigeria will soon generate 42 billion naira (US$252.5 million) from wheat production, according to Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina. The minister was quoted as saying, that apart from the income to be generated from … Read More

Cameroon: Cameroon signs six conventions on agriculture financing

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Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The Cameroonian minister of scientific research and Innovation, Mrs Madeleine Tchuinté, and the director of the Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Noé Woin, signed on Tuesday, in Yaoundé, six financing conventions. The agreements totaling 1.28 … Read More