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    Africa is heavily reliant on agriculture. Over the past decade, agriculture has constituted 42-48% of total employment on the continent. Subsistence farming is a mainstay of many African countries, especially south of the Sahara, which boasts a quarter of the world’s arable land and has an estimated 33 million smallholder farms, with agriculture contributing to 17% of gross domestic product (GDP). ...
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    The federal government has disclosed it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an American firm John Deere where the company would supply Nigeria with around 2000 tractors yearly in the next five years. The move according to the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Sen. Abubakar Kyari is geared towards solving the problem ...
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    Credit: ©ATDR – STOCK.ADOBE.COM LAGOS, NIGERIA — Nigeria has approved the commercialization of genetically engineered corn, raising hopes of greater yields from crops with improved insect resistance and drought tolerance, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the US Department of Agriculture. Nigeria approved the commercial ...
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    Johannesburg: Business must consider pitching in to ensure community water security, said Malcolm Curror, Chief Executive of United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK). The company said water preservation and equitable distribution is critical in the near, medium and long term. Access to water and sanitation is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. Large metros, like Johannesburg, ...
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    Land Reform – Johannesburg; Declining budgetary allocations for land reform continue to hamper the state’s ability to effectively drive a successful land reform programme, leaving many land-dependent communities entrenched in poverty and frustration. The adoption, in 1996, of the Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy (PLAS) by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) ...