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Farmers' export crops sales surge slightly

TANZANIA - Procurement of six major cash crops increased slightly in the third quarter of last year compared to the similar period in 2014 mostly due poor weather, low prices and the seasonality of farming in Tanzania, The Guardian has established.

CSIR-SARI launches legumes project

GHANA - The Tropical Legumes (III) Project aimed at developing sustainable legume seed systems to enhance yield increases in groundnut and cowpea production by smallholder farmers, has been launched, reports GNA.

SA may face costly sorghum imports

SOUTH AFRICA - Once the world’s seventh biggest exporter of sorghum, SA may have to import a significant amount of the grain this year, as risk-averse farmers are thought to have planted less of the crop despite its ability to tolerate hot, dry weather.