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    Agricultural mechanisation can reduce work burden, increase prosperity and enhance diets. Shutterstock Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa, replacing hand hoes and animal traction across the continent. While around 80-90% of all farmers still rely on manual labour or draught animals, this is changing, driven by falling machinery prices and rising rural wages. ...
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    Drones and automatic spraying machines, controlled by technicians, spray pesticides and herbicides in a village in Hebei province in March 2020. [Photo/Xinhua/By:Adhere Cavince Last month, China declared victory over extreme poverty following painstaking implementation of carefully designed, decades-long poverty reduction programs. China now holds the record as the country with the most consequential feat against ...
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    Kenya is staring at a possible crisis in the coming weeks as desert locusts land in the country after breeding near the Tanzania, Ethiopia and Somalia borders, where egg laying and hopper band formation has been reported. Already, the pests have invaded farms and pastures, threatening the already distressed vegetation in Taita-Taveta, Kilifi and Tana ...
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    Bill and Melinda Gates. (Wikimedia Commons) By: Jan Urhahn Over the last five years, the number of people around the world suffering from hunger has been on the rise. Against this backdrop, a decades-old debate continues to rage, asking which agricultural approaches can provide everyone with sufficient healthy food. One simplistic answer comes from governments ...
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    Catherine Nakalembe As a keen badminton player Ugandan Catherine Nakalembe wanted to study sport science at university but a failure to get the required grades for a government grant set her on a path that led her to Nasa and winning a prestigious food research prize, writes the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire. When Dr Nakalembe tried ...
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    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique (Maputo) Maputo — Agriculture and rural transport will be the key areas covered by the next package of development projects financed by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), according to a press release from the US embassy in Maputo. Back in December 2019, the MCC selected Mozambique for a ...
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    Hugo van den Elshout, who’s responsible for the shackle production at Marel Dongen for already 33 years, is proudly showing the 3,000,000th shackle. In December 2020, Marel’s manufacturing site in Dongen released its 3,000,000th poultry processing shackle since production began in 1987. A shackle may seem a simple metal hook, but in fact, it is ...
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    Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to Turkey, Prof. Elizabeth K. Kiondo/ By Alex Nelson Malanga Dar es Salaam. Ten Turkish investors have shown interest to invest in Tanzania, country’s envoy to Turkey Elizabeth Kiondo told journalists yesterday. Officials of five of the ten Turkish companies toured the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) to explore ...
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    By Elita Chikwati/Agriculture Reporter Agricultural economists have welcomed the step taken by the Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Ministry to monitor production on farms and re-allocate abandoned farms and underused land to ensure all farms are in production. Under the new policy, farmers resettled under the A1 and A2 schemes, the beneficiaries of land ...
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    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique (Maputo) Maputo — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) argues that food aid for the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by terrorism in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado is not enough, and they must be helped to resume their life as farmers. Interviewed by AIM ...