Declining international prices to ease food import burden for poorest countries

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Declining international agricultural commodity prices should ease the bill the world’s poorest countries pay for food imports, although the strengthening U.S. dollar poses “serious concerns”, a new United Nations report said. Worldwide food imports are likely to reach $1.467 trillion in 2018, 3.0 percent above the previous year’s level but slightly down from the July […]

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AfDB advocates strategies to deepen industrialiaation of cassava

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is intensifying its financing for the production of crops with the highest potential for industrialising the African agriculture. Top on the list is cassava, which could be used to produce ethanol for industrial use and other frequently utilized home products, according to a senior advisor at the Bank. “Africa accounts […]

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