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  • UN agencies canvass safer practices for agri workers
    22 september 2004 17:14:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- With an estimated five million cases of pesticide poisoning occurring every year, United Nations agencies Wednesday called on national governments to better protect agricultural workers. Full text...

  • FAO tasks world leaders to fully fund agriculture
    21 september 2004 22:13:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- As world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, the head of the United Nations food agency (FAO) has strongly urged them to invest more in agriculture in order to stave off hunger in poor countries. Full text...

  • Western Kenya gradually turns to disease free cassava
    21 september 2004 19:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A virulent form of mossaic disease devastated nearly all traditional cassava crops in the Western Kenya region in the late 1990, nudging the country's agricultural research scientists into swift action to curb the worrying situation. Full text...

  • Kenya plans to boost irrigation farming to fight hunger
    21 september 2004 18:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is working on a project that would boost irrigation farming in arid and semi-arid parts of the country in the national fight against hunger, Special Projects Minister Njenga Karume, announced in Nairobi Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon engages in food security programme
    20 september 2004 23:15:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The minister of agriculture, Augustin Frédéric Koddock said Cameroon will on Tuesday launch a national programme dubbed "roots and tubers" with an objective to achieve food security in the country. Full text...

  • Mozambique projects increase in grain production
    20 september 2004 17:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique expects grain output of more than two million tons for the 2004-2005 harvest season, about five-percent increase over last season, Agriculture Minister Helder Muteia said Monday. Full text...

  • SwaziBank suspends agricultural lending due to drought
    20 september 2004 15:42:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The SwaziBank has suspended all lending to agricultural projects due to drought, according to the bank's 2004 Annual Report. Full text...

  • FAO raises cereal output forecast, warns of locusts devastation
    20 september 2004 14:49:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Monday raised world cereal production forecast for the year by 29 million tons, sufficient to meet projected overall consumption needs, but also warned of the potentially devastating effects of a locust plague in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • South African authorities mobilise against Avian Influenza
    20 september 2004 11:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Veterinary Services at the Department of Agriculture in Western Cape conducting a survey to determine if there are any active infection of Avian Influenza on ostrich and poultry farms within the province, officials indicated here Monday. Full text...

  • Harsh conditions hamper agriculture in Rwanda
    19 september 2004 10:38:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 60 percent of the Rwandan population that are mainly farmers do not produce more than 64,000 Rwandan francs (about $110), representing 175 RF (30 US cents) per day. Full text...

  • FAO supports anti-locust fight in Gambia
    17 september 2004 20:40:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Friday signed a technical co-operation agreement with the Gambian government towards strengthening the country's efforts in locust control. Full text...

  • FAO warns of new locust invasion in parts of Africa
    16 september 2004 19:37:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned of imminent devastating locusts infestations in parts of Africa in the coming spring. Full text...

  • Firm produces South Africa's first seaweed-based fertiliser
    16 september 2004 14:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Premier Fishing SA, producers of Seagro, South Africa's premium organic fertiliser for over 20 years, has developed a major innovation for the gardening industry by producing the country's first seaweed-based fertiliser in pellet form. Full text...

  • WFP needs US$6.6 million to avert food crisis in Liberia
    15 september 2004 22:18:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) office in Liberia said Wednesday it required some 6. Full text...

  • Weather expert sights end to famine in Kenya
    14 september 2004 12:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Improved short rains that started in Kenya Tuesday will ease the famine situation in the country, a top meteorological expert has predicted. Full text...

  • FAO, EU Commission sign pact against hunger in poor nations
    13 september 2004 17:17:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the European Commission Monday signed an agreement for closer collaboration towards achieving one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eradicating extreme hunger and poverty in the developing world. Full text...

  • Mozambican young farmers form Credit Co-operative
    12 september 2004 17:50:00
    Namaacha- Mozambique (PANA) -- Members of the Association of Young Farmers of Mozambique, AJAM, have formed an Integrated Rural Credit Co-operative (SOCREDI) as part of their strategic plan over the next five years. Full text...

  • Kenyan farmers drill in tick control
    12 september 2004 13:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan veterinary department has embarked on a training programme to prevent livestock farmers from using unauthorised pesticides in tick control and treatment of diseases. Full text...

  • WARDA experts in Sierra Leone to promote NERICA
    10 september 2004 16:36:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A team from WARDA (the Africa Rice Center is in Sierra Leone to identify areas of intervention so that the country can benefit from WARDA's newly developed rice variety, New Rice for Africa (NERICA). Full text...

  • Mauritania needs USD$22 million to fight locusts
    10 september 2004 15:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania requires some 22 million US dollars to fight locusts infestation that has affected a dozen Central and West African countries, Finance Minister Sidya Ould Mohamed Khaled has announced. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone contracts Commonwealth agriculturist
    10 september 2004 15:55:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has urged the newly contracted Commonwealth agricultural expert to serve as director-general in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security in Freetown, to involve the ministry in developing marketing strategies. Full text...

  • ABD boosts Africa's anti-locust campaign with US$2 million
    09 september 2004 18:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has donated two million US dollars to support African countries plagued by locusts, the Bank said in a release. Full text...

  • African countries, others threatened by toxic wastes - says FAO
    09 september 2004 16:31:00
    Rome- UN (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Thursday warned that high quantities of toxic chemical wastes from unused or obsolete pesticides posed a serious threat to many poor regions of the world, and called for renewed international assistance to sustain its clean-up programme beyond the end of the year. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe imports farm equipment from Iran
    07 september 2004 21:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Agriculture officials in Zimbabwe said Tuesday the country had ordered hundreds of tractors and combine harvesters from Iran to back up the government's controversial land reforms. Full text...

  • Zambia to sell 50,000 tons of maize to Angola
    07 september 2004 16:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to export 50,000 tons of maize to Angola under a new export drive for this year, according to Zambian Food Reserve Agency Executive Director Freda Luhila. Full text...

  • Mauritiania deploys 4 planes to fight locusts
    07 september 2004 16:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has deployed four aircraft and 27 land teams to fight destructive locusts in 10 regions, the National Locust Control Centre has said. Full text...

  • Morocco reports drop in Citrus fruit production
    06 september 2004 13:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's citrus fruit production is estimated this year at 1. Full text...

  • US props agric sector in Nigeria
    05 september 2004 15:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The United States is helping Nigeria to meet its goal of becoming self-reliant in staples such as rice, a statement from the US Consulate revealed here. Full text...

  • Libya aids Mali, Senegal in fight against locusts
    03 september 2004 11:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has dispatched manpower and supplies to Mali and Senegal to assist in the fight against locusts that have invaded the two West African countries. Full text...

  • Tobacco season in Zimbabwe ends after earning $130 million
    02 september 2004 18:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- This year's tobacco auctions in Zimbabwe have closed after selling 64 million kg of the crop worth USD130 million, tobacco industry sources said Thursday here. Full text...

  • Malian leader, cabinet donate month's salary to locust fight
    02 september 2004 16:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian leader Amadou Toumani Toure, Prime Minister Ousmane Issoufi Maïga and cabinet ministers have decided to donate their salaries for a month as an act of solidarity in the fight against desert locusts which have devastated parts of the country, an official statement said Thursday in Bamako, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Samba urges Africa to revive locust control agency
    01 september 2004 18:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- After 12 West and Central African countries declared war on the devastating migratory locusts, Ebrahim Samba, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Wednesday pledged the support of the UN agency in the fight against the destructive insects, in addition to urging the revival of a continental agency set up to control the pests. Full text...

  • Donors give Burkina Faso 695 million FCFA to fight locusts
    01 september 2004 17:23:00
    Ouagadougou Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Donors have granted Burkina Faso 695,382,830 FCFA to fight desert locusts after the pests invaded the Sahelian part of the country early August, the Agriculture, Water and Fishery ministry6 confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Locusts invade more than 93,000 hectares in Mali
    31 august 2004 23:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- More than 93,000 hectares of farmland has been invaded in Mali by locusts and only 15,600 hectares have been treated, Agriculture minister announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Newcastle disease breaks out in Zimbabwe
    31 august 2004 18:57:00
    Bindura- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Veterinary authorities in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that Newcastle disease had broken out in several districts of the country's northern Mashonaland province, wiping out thousands of chickens. Full text...

  • FAO short of funds to fight locust invasion
    30 august 2004 21:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is short of the requisite funds to fight the current locust invasion in West Africa, emergency chief Niggemann-Pucella conceded here Monday. Full text...

  • Experts meet in Dakar to strategize fighting locusts
    30 august 2004 20:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Experts from member countries of the Western Region Anti-Locust Commission (CLCCPRO) Monday started to discuss in Dakar (Senegal) a common strategy to fight the current invasion of locusts. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister identifies causes of food insecurity
    30 august 2004 18:58:00
    Nakuru- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's minister for agriculture, Kipruto arap Kirwa on Monday admitted that a poorly performing agricultural was to blame for the current food insecurity in the country, Kirwa cited the shortage of arable land due to high population growth rate, dependence on rain-fed agriculture, declining soil fertility, inadequate application of farm inputs, pests and diseases as factors hampering agricultural growth in his country. Full text...

  • Spectre of hunger looms in northern Mozambique's Nampula
    30 august 2004 16:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 300,000 could face a serious food shortage by October in the districts of Memba, Mossuril and Monapo due to a poor harvest this year in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, according to a report in Monday's issue of the Beira daily paper "Diario de Mocambique". Full text...

  • US donates 60,500 metric tons of food to Ethiopia
    30 august 2004 13:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed 44,000 tonnes of food valued at $22 million to the World Food Programme's Emergency Operation in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Tunisia donates 5,000 litres of pesticides to Mali
    30 august 2004 13:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Tunisia has donated 5,000 litres of pesticides to Mali to help the country combat an invasion of migratory locusts. Full text...

  • Malawi leader courts Zimbabwe investment
    27 august 2004 21:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Visiting Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika Friday urged Zimbabwean agro-processing companies to invest in his country to help shore up its agricultural sector. Full text...

  • Mozambique still resolved to divest in cotton firms
    27 august 2004 19:49:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government's decision to sell off its shares in local cotton companies is "irreversible", Agriculture Minister Helder Muteia has declared. Full text...

  • Dakar to host two international fora on locust plague
    27 august 2004 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A conference of African agriculture and defence ministers and a forum of experts are slated here for 30- 31 August to address the locusts plague confronting Africa, official sources said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya battles invading desert locusts
    27 august 2004 15:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan agriculture ministry Friday embarked on an intensive aerial spraying of thousands of desert locusts that have invaded parts of the northern district of Isiolo, threatening crops and pasture in the arid and semi-arid area. Full text...

  • FAO props Cape Verde's fight against locusts
    27 august 2004 13:06:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced a grant of 120,000 dollars to help Cape Verde fight a locust invasion. Full text...

  • Tunisia sends aircraft to Mauritania to spray locusts
    27 august 2004 09:45:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia has decided to provide Mauritania with a plane and pesticides to spray locusts that have invaded that country, the Tunisia News Agency has reported. Full text...

  • Libya announces anti-locust campaign in CEN-SAD
    26 august 2004 23:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's foreign and international cooperation minister Abderrahman Chalgham announced Thursday the launch of a vast campaign against migrant locusts in the Community of Sahelian-Saharan Sates (CEN-SAD) to be jointly waged with several specialised international organisations. Full text...

  • China offers 2,090 tonnes of fertiliser to Niger
    26 august 2004 23:19:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The People's Republic of China has offered Niger 2,090 tonnes of fertiliser to improve its food security, official sources told PANA in Niamey Thursday. Full text...

  • More international help needed to halt locust plague in Africa
    26 august 2004 18:27:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned Thursday that more international aid was urgently needed to prevent a full-scale locust plague in parts of Africa. Full text...

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