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South Sudan launches Yellow Fever vaccination campaign to stop outbreak

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched a reactive yellow fever (YF) vaccination campaign in Sakure, Nzara County Gbudue State to…

 
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Bayer CEO defends Monsanto deal

Bayer’s CEO has defended the company’s $63 billion takeovers of Monsanto amid legal problem’s with the St. Louis-based unit’s Roundup weedkiller. Chief Executive Werner Baumann told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine…

 
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IITA engages young schoolchildren as future agriculture entrepreneurs

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) received the prestigious Africa Food Prize (AFP) award for 2018. As Director General of the first institution to be awarded this distinguished prize,…

 
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John Deere Employs Contractor Model to Help Kenya’s Smallholder Farmers Mechanise

John Deere is introducing a new contractor model to enable smallholder farmers in Kenya to gain access to agricultural machinery such as tractors and tillage equipment, thereby allowing them to…

 
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Cattle urine’s planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration

When cow urine falls on degraded land, it releases far more nitrous oxide – a potent greenhouse gas – than when absorbed by healthy pasture. The findings of a new…

 
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Momentum to recover land health picks up as rural livelihoods improve

Momentum to repair degraded lands and to manage droughts more effectively has picked up, according to reports released for review by an inter-governmental meeting that opened today in Georgetown, Guyana….

 
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Small-holder farmers need finance across the agricultural value chain

Access to adequate financing is often identified as one of the key inhibitors to achieving long-term sustainability for Africa’s agricultural practitioners, particularly small-holder and subsistence-level farmers who typically must resort…

 
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Zimbabwe: EU, UNICEF work to prevent and control cholera

The European Union has contributed €400,000 to support UNICEF’s response to Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak. The contribution will fund critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities to address the challenges driving…

 
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What Nigeria needs to worry about,

By Obasanjo Nigeria’s changing demography driven by rapid growth in population coupled with a stagnant and in some cases retrogressing agricultural productivity are challenges that the country needs to worry…

 
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