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Transformative UK aid projects to protect the agricultural sector and small-scale farmers in Africa

UK aid is set to help farmers across Africa grow their businesses and protect livestock against killer cattle diseases and grow smaller scale farms into major commercial operations through investment in farming which is vital as Africa is facing unprecedented population growth. It is estimated that over the next 30 years, Africa will face unprecedented …

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Africa faces permanent $2bn+ maize deficit if Fall Armyworm poorly managed

           Afarmer checks on his maize farm whichj has been attacke by the Fall Armyworm. Biopesticides are a lower risk control option. Photo: VOA The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) on 7th September, 2017 confirmed that Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been reported in 28 African countries, following the pest’s arrival …

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