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Angola: Agricultural Season Takes Off in Zaire Province

November 19, 2012 M'banza Kongo — About 2000 hectares of land have been prepared in the whole of Zaire Province for the 2012/2013 agricultural season, in which will be involved 5,800 peasants. This was revealed last Friday in Wene locality, Tomboco Municipality, by the head of Zaire Province's agriculture and rural development department, João Domingos. The hectares for cultivation are located in the municipalities of Tomboco, Mbanza Kongo, N'zeto, Soyo, Nóqui and Kuimba, which have…

Conservation + Agriculture = True Food Security

November 7, 2012 By Emile Frison , Cristián Samper and Ken Wilson The Volcanica Central Talamanca Corridor in Costa Rica is one of several biological corridors in Central America created to ensure the movement of critically endangered species across the region. It was difficult to motivate struggling local farmers to support this effort based solely on conservation, but they depend on the land for many uses. Broadening the corridor effort beyond conservation to provide livelihood benefits…

Crop insurance a post-election target, farm bill elusive

WASHINGTON | Wed Nov 7, 2012 By Charles Abbott Federally subsidized crop insurance will be a big target for lawmakers looking to cut the budget deficit in the lame-duck session of Congress opening next week, agricultural policy experts agreed the morning after a status-quo general election. But lawmakers will probably be unable to break their deadlock over enacting a five-year, $500 billion farm bill covering a wide range of agricultural policy from food stamps to crop subsidies and…

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