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  • Minister says Sudanese meat still banned in Gulf States
    16 may 2001 21:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A ban imposed on Sudanese meat by the Gulf States since September 2000 is still in force, Sudanese Animal Resources Minister Riak Gai has said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe increases maize producer prices
    16 may 2001 13:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government, in a bid to entice farmers to sell maize they were withholding over unattractive state-controlled prices, on Wednesday increased the price but growers said this still fell far short of production costs incurred. Full text...

  • FAO props Liberia's forestry programme
    15 may 2001 20:56:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed a project valued at 263,000 US dollars to develop and strengthen a national forestry programme. Full text...

  • FAO proposes funding mechanism for LDCs food security
    15 may 2001 15:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Tuesday proposed a 98 million dollar financing mechanism to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) improve the quality and security of their food production. Full text...

  • Stakeholders in Guinea's rice sector consult in Conakry
    10 may 2001 14:25:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Stakeholders in rice production, including representatives from the government, private and international organisations, met for two days in Conakry discussing options to food sufficiency in Guinea. Full text...

  • Ivorian farmers oppose liberalisation scheme
    09 may 2001 14:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A group of Ivorian farmers in Divo, 220 km north-west of Abidjan, have called for a new type of partnership between farmers, middlemen and foreign partners. Full text...

  • Mozambique anticipates upswing in tea production
    08 may 2001 17:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PNA) -- Tea production in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia is set to increase by about one third this year, over last year's harvest of 4,000 tonnes, local press accounts Tuesday cited Agriculture and Rural Development minister Helder Muteia as saying. Full text...

  • Poverty becomes a source of inspiration in Cameroon
    08 may 2001 16:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- For the past few years, farmers of Banbaki village, in the north-western province of Cameroon, have been working all year round. Full text...

  • Flood-affected families need more tools and seeds
    05 may 2001 13:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 55,000 families, affected by flooding in central Mozambique, are in urgent need of seeds and agricultural tools to help them resume farming after the devastation of their crops. Full text...

  • UEMOA members meet to streamline agricultural policy
    04 may 2001 16:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Representatives of farmer organisations of the eight-member States of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) entered their second day of meeting Friday in Niamey trying to formulate an agricultural policy for the sub-region. Full text...

  • FAO boss says GMOs are double-edged knife
    03 may 2001 14:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- FAO's director general Jacques Diouf said on Thursday that Genetically Modified Organisms were a double-edged knife like all new technologies. Full text...

  • Kenya issues alert over foot and mouth disease
    27 april 2001 16:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has issued an alert on the spread of the foot-and-mouth disease in the country and drastically reduced the cost of vaccination from about 50 US cents to about 11 US cents a dose. Full text...

  • Morocco denies Mad Cow infection
    26 april 2001 15:18:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan Agriculture minister Ismail Alaoui has affirmed in Parliament that no mad cow disease has been detected in Morocco to date. Full text...

  • Five Telefood projects for Liberia
    24 april 2001 20:11:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has approved five Telefood projects valued at 43,175 US dollars in Liberia, says a government statement issued in Monrovia on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian firm to modernise Tanzania's sugar plant
    24 april 2001 19:19:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Mauritian company and a banking consortium led by Barclays Bank have agreed to finance the rehabilitation of a sugarcane plantation and its factory in northern Tanzania. Full text...

  • Hungry birds wipe out harvest in parts of Caprivi Strip
    24 april 2001 14:21:00
    Katima Mulilo- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian farmers in the areas of Sangwali, Mbambazi, Sauzuo and Lyanshulu in the southwest of the Caprivi Strip have claimed that a flight of birds has been feasting on most of their crops since early this year. Full text...

  • Tanzania anticipates bumper coffee harvest
    21 april 2001 10:59:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is likely to realise a bumper coffee harvest this year in spite of a drubbing facing farmers, the state-owned Saturday News reported. Full text...

  • Morocco suffers drop in fruit, vegetable exports
    20 april 2001 22:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's exports in early fruits and vegetables totalled 285,000 tonnes as at mid April, compared to 317. Full text...

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