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Uganda Too much chemical fertilizer is destroying soils

According to the Ugandan agriculture ministry, farmers are using too much chemical fertilizer. It leads to soil depletion. On average, 24 kilograms of manure is used on one hectare. Ministry insists on the importance of teaching farmers how to use those fertilizers, which could reduce future crop yields.  ...
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Kenya Wheat farmers ask government price increase

The Cereal Growers Association (CGA) of Kenya demands higher wheat prices. Sh3,250 (25,35 euros) for a 90-kilogram bag is the price fixed by the government since the creation of a law that imposes millers to buy from local production before being allowed to import. But the increase in production prices...
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Nigeria A 600 billion naira stimulus package for agriculture

The Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to inject more than 600 billion naira (€ 1.299 billion) into the agricultural sector by targeting smallholder farmers to ensure food security and sustainability, according to a statement by the Minister of Agriculture and Agriculture. rural development, Muhammad Nanono, made during a visit...
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Kenya Proparco supports a company in the agricultural sector

With a loan of $ 18.7 million, Proparco is supporting Kenya Nut Company, a family business that has diversified and has been active for more than 40 years in the nut sector (macadamia and cashew) in Kenya. This thriving company sources its supplies from more than 30,000 small nut producers....
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Nigeria Launch of zero interest loans for farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria has unveiled its new policy towards Non-Interest Financial Institutions (NIFIs) aimed at agro-industries as well as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, reports Daily Trust, quoted by Commodafrica. This new scheme should also benefit start-ups as well as companies that want to develop or are weakened....
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