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    Around 300,000 highly vulnerable Malawian families will benefit from a new US$125.4mn programme that aims to increase their productivity and strengthen their market access This new programme for Malawi will consolidate and scale up the success and good practices of the completed Rural Livelihoods and Economic Enhancement Programme. (Image source: Find Your Feet/Flickr) Agriculture is ...
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    A swathe of Zimbabwe, running from the southwest to the northeast, faces a “Phase 3” food crisis after a sporadic start to the November to March rainy season, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network said. Phase 3 is just two steps down from full-blown famine, the USAID-funded Fewsnet said in an emailed statement on Friday. ...
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    Amid worsening drought in the Eastern Cape, the roll-out of a new alien invasive plant clearing project in the Kouga and Kromme River systems near Kareedouw and Joubertina is set to increase the water flow to three of Port Elizabeth supply dams while bringing much-needed job creation to the Langkloof region. Implemented by Gamtoos Irrigation ...
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    Scarab Solutions, the crop pest and disease mapping experts, has announced consultation, knowledge and mapping solutions designed to help Kenyan rose growers address this severe threat and reduce the likelihood of 100 per cent import inspections from the Dutch National Plant Protection Organisation and the EU by 2021 FCM poses a serious threat in rose ...
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    The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa. The Internet Society established the Internet Society Foundation to fund projects that will improve the quality of people’s lives everywhere. The foundation awards grants to Internet Society ...
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    Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel based fertilisers and pesticides is degrading our soils wildlife and nutrient cycles, and contributing a quarter of the planet’s unwanted extra heat. But we’re not powerless to change the future of food. ...
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    A few days before the New Year, we are pleased to give you the opportunity to preview the new visual of SPACE 2020 Resolutely oriented towards the future and open to the world, SPACE 2020 will be a real highlight that will bring together all stakeholders in animal production and all livestock sectors in an ...
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    The Zambian government has finally approved a proposal to legalize the production of Marijuana. The production of Marijuana in Zambia will, however, be restricted to exports and for medical purposes only. Companies wishing to trade in Marijuana in Zambia will be charged US$250,000 annual license fees. Only successful bidders will be issued with commercial licenses ...
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    Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative. The project is backed by 10 of the world’s largest food retailers and manufacturers, and will focus on in-store and supply chain food loss and waste. The founding partners include familiar names such as ...
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    Although no further cases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported in the past week, livestock owners and the general public have been advised to remain vigilant for clinical signs of FMD in their animals. In a joint statement with the Limpopo FMD Technical Task Team, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and ...