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  • ZIMBABWE: Agriculture sector can recover, say analysts

    09 March 2007, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    HARARE:  Zimbabwe's agriculture sector can be turned around, but with more "nuanced" government support targeting smaller-scale farmers, agricultural experts said. Reserve bank governor Gideon Gono said it had been seven years since the government initiated land reforms, and A2 farmers - new black commercial farmers - had "grown-up"; they would have to be "weaned off" government support, such as preferential loans and inputs, in the next growing season, the official daily, The Herald, reported on Monday...
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  • S.Africa grain prices pose inflation risk

    09 March 2007, source: Reuters
    URL: http://za.today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2007-03-08T130957Z_01_BAN847375_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-SAFRICA-INFLATION-MAIZE-20070308.XML

    JOHANNESBURG: Rising maize and wheat prices are reducing the chances that South Africa's main inflation rate will slow in line with central bank forecasts, increasing the risk of another interest rate hike.South Africa's central bank last year raised interest rates by a cumulative 200 basis points as it battled to keep inflation within its target band of 3-6 percent...
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  • Africa can learn e-Agriculture from India, says World Bank

    09 March 2007, source: Malaysia Sun
    URL: http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/232835/cs/1/

    New Delhi:  India could possibly assist African countries in capturing potential benefits from e-Agriculture at relatively early stages of agricultural development process, Operation Adviser of the World Bank in India Rachid Benmessaoud said at an Indo-Africa summit here."Being a global leader in IT (Information and Technology) applications, India counts on a growing number of initiatives that aim to put notion of e-Agriculture into practive...
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  • Sharad Pawar emphasizes on increasing trade relations with African countries

    09 March 2007, source: IndiaInfoline
    URL: http://www.indiainfoline.com/news/innernews.asp?storyId=28842&lmn=1

    He stressed the need to share experience for mutual benefit and hoped that the Summit will address key areas like resource management, inputs, mechanization, backward and forward linkages, credit and markets.The Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar has emphasized the importance of increasing trade relations with African countries...
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  • Maputo re-launches rice and potato production

    09 March 2007, source: Mozambique Business - Daily Investor Intelligence

    Maputo:  The southern province of Maputo is re-launching the production of rice and potatoes to supply the local market and other parts of Mozambique. Provincial Governor Telmina Pereira says Maputo has a potential that has to be extensively explored. Pioneering the production of this vitally important cereal is Matutuine district in the far south involving mainly peasant associations...
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  • Brazil, the ethanol superpower

    09 March 2007, source: Time
    URL: http.//www.time.com

    Sao Paulo:  Brazil cannot often claim to be a world leader in technology, but standing here in the blistering sun of rural Sao Paulo surrounded by towering stalks of sugar cane, any observer can easily accept the country's boast that the future of clean and renewable fuel lies within its grasp. U...
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  • Disaster-hit southern Africa needs big food imports

    09 March 2007, source: Reuters
    URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSL08570535._CH_.2400

    BRUSSELS:  Southern Africa is facing a serious food shortage this year after floods and drought ravaged crops and will need to import hundreds of thousands of tonnes of maize to feed its people, the World Food Programme said.Parts of Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia had been hit by floods that destroyed crops during their most critical growing stage, the U...
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  • EU reform moves will affect African trade

    08 March 2007, source: Business Day
    URL: http://www.bday.co.za

    Johannesburg: The ongoing relevance of the European Union (EU) as a trading partner for SA and Africa is something often taken for granted despite changes in traditional trade patterns such as those now developing with China. In this context, the role of agri- exports into the EU have remained of special significance, and for years Africans have demanded expanded market access for agricultural exports into the EU as a key aspect of the improved trading position they want to achieve...
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  • Canada’s development aid largely ineffective?

    08 March 2007, source: Canadian Senate
    URL: http://www.parl.gc.ca/39/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/fore-e/press-e/15feb07-e.htm

    Ottawa:  The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade today released a report, Overcoming 40 Years of Failure:  A New Roadmap for Sub-Saharan Africa, setting down an action plan for improving the standard of living in African countries. “The decline in sub-Saharan living standards for millions of decent people who want a life of freedom, opportunity – something other than hunger, disease and despair – is a central challenge of our time,” said Senator Hugh Segal, Chair of the Committee...
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  • UK's Crisp report on Global Partnerships

    08 March 2007, source: Department of Health (UK)
    URL: http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/International/fs/en

    London: A  new report out today makes recommendations on how the UK government, the NHS and other UK health experts could contribute better to health and health care in developing countries.The report warns that the Millennium Development Goals on health – which aim to reduce deaths from child and maternal deaths, and combat AIDS, TB and malaria – will not be met without a strong health workforce...
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  • KENYA: Livestock vaccination stems spread of RVF

    08 March 2007, source: IRIN
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Nairobi:  An ongoing livestock vaccination campaign against an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) has stemmed the spread of the disease in Kenya, where the mosquito-borne illness, which affects both animals and humans, has killed 154 people since December 2006, officials said on Tuesday. "We have not received any new (livestock) cases although our extension officers are still carrying out surveillance in the affected districts," said William Maritim, senior veterinary officer with the disease control unit of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries...
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  • Interview transcript: Angela Merkel

    08 March 2007, source: Financial Times
    URL: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/a8f0f6fe-cc03-11db-a661-000b5df10621,dwp_uuid=ff3cbaf6-3024-11da-ba9f-00000e2511c8,print=yes.html

    Berlin:  Angela Merkel talked to the Financial Times at her office in Berlin on Monday 5 March. Here are excerpts from the interview on key themes.On climate change:Our pledge is to reduce carbon emissions by 20 per cent unilaterally until a global, post-2012 agreement is concluded. Our negotiating position for the post-Kyoto talks is a reduction objective of 30 per cent, which would be binding when it becomes part of an international agreement...
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  • Zambezia Province leads exports of natural resources

    07 March 2007, source: Mozambique Business

    Maputo: The central province of Zambezia was the leading exporter of natural resources in 2006, followed by neighbouring Manica, Sofala, Tete and Nampula. Zambezia exports in 2006 reached 98 million US dollars against 51 million recorded in the previous year. The list of exports from the province includes prawns, cashew nuts, cotton and tea...
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  • Malawi: Poor prices hamper cotton production

    07 March 2007, source: The Malawi Nation
    URL: http://www.nationmalawi.com

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has singled out poor prices by buyers as one of the major factors affecting the development of cotton production in the country.Preliminary production estimates released by the ministry last week indicate that despite various efforts put in place by government to accelerate cotton production in the country, the crop will only register a marginal increase of 490 metric tonnes to 59,043 from 58,553 metric tonnes registered last year...
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  • Namibia: pineapple farming kicks off in Kavango

    07 March 2007, source: FreshPlaza
    URL: http://www.freshplaza.com/2007/0305/2_na_pineapplefarming.html

    Windhoek: Nearly three years of intensive research on a farm near Bagani has shown that large-scale pineapple farming and a canning factory are feasible for Namibia.The project is the brainchild of Philip de Wet and his business partner, Israel Jona, who investigated the possibilities of diversifying agriculture in the Kavango Region...
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