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Herdsmen kill at least 96 people in Nigeria's Benue state
At least 96 people were killed in Benue state in Nigeria's middle belt region when several villages were attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen, a state police spokesman and an army source said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nigeria agriculture minister wins African Development Bank presidency
Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to become the new president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), a post that will see him guide the institution through Africa's increasingly complex financial environment.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nigeria H5N1 bird flu spreads
ABUJA, Nigeria — An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigerian poultry farms has spread to four more states, raising the total of affected areas to 11, the agricultural and rural development minister said Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Nigeria finds an H5 strain of bird flu in poultry
Nigeria said on Friday it had quarantined two poultry farms in the north and south of the country after detecting an H5 strain of bird flu in both, giving no further details on the strain.
Friday, January, 16, 2015 - - News

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Nigeria H5N1 bird flu now in 7 states, suspected in 140,000 birds
An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigeria has spread to 21 commercial farms in seven different states, with more than 140,000 birds having been exposed to the virus, the agriculture minister says. Authorities say the deadly virus had arrived in Lagos, in the southwest, and Kano, in the north, last week.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - News

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New crop insurance to benefit poor farmers in developing countries
Governments from Mongolia to Nigeria are creating new forms of insurance to protect the developing world’s small farmers, who are suffering especially badly from extreme weather events made worse by global warming, a new study says.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent states
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Gates Foundation to double spending on hunger to $776 million over six years
LONDON - Melinda Gates announced on Thursday that her and husband Bill's foundation will spend $776 million tackling hunger over the next six years, doubling existing commitments.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Currency weakness offsets crude decline
BULOBA, Uganda — From the coffee plantations of Uganda to the maize fields of Zambia, the collapse in world oil prices has so far brought few benefits for African farmers, with stubbornly high pump prices and voracious middle-men maintaining a squeeze on margins.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Heineken sharpens sales techniques to target undecided drinkers
BRUSSELS - Heineken plans to replicate its most successful sales techniques across the world as the beer industry battles for the third of drinkers who only chose a product after arriving at a bar or store.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US crude falls towards $60, refined product inventory drags
SINGAPORE - U.S. crude futures slipped towards $60 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after a larger than expected draw in U.S. crude stocks was offset by a higher than forecast jump in refined product inventories.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Niger confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak: OIE
PARIS - Niger has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu earlier this month in the southern town of Maradi, the World Organization for Animal Health said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cameroon food stocks dwindle as Boko Haram violence disrupts farming
LONDON - Food shortages threaten some 200,000 people in northern Cameroon after cross-border raids by Islamist sect Boko Haram forced people to flee their homes and fields, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Favorable weather for harvest
Wheat struggled last week, but overall managed to end the week with only minor changes.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Production estimates grow
As of the July 31 close, September Minneapolis was down 11.75 cents, September Chicago was 7.75 cents lower, and September Kansas City lost 5.5 cents. Wheat futures were trading 7 to 13 cents higher the morning of Aug. 1.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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