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April 29, 2009

1. Woodrow Wilson Center to host world 'land grab' conference May 5, Washington DC

2. Africa not benefiting from foreign land deals, says African Union

3. Researchers develop gene-modified vitamin-fortified maize variety

4. Banana farming in central, east Africa under threat from wilt disease

5. AGRA launches fund for seed industry

6. Despite crop's stigma, tobacco prices still good for farmers

7. South African agricultural exports rebound

8. Research promises end to aflatoxin contamination and reduction in global trade losses

9. Concerns over cassava mosaic disease in West Africa

10. Quelea-bird alert issued in western South Africa

11. Zimbabwe expands jatropha plantations to step up biodiesel output

12. Nigeria establishes agricultural credit scheme

13. Climate change to shrink agricultural production by half

14. Climate change drying up big rivers, study finds

15. The challenges of modernising land legislation in Uganda

16. Nigeria rolls out agricultural finance facility

17. The second scramble for Africa starts

18. Crackdown on al Qaeda hits Algeria's potato crop

19. Africa will have to feed EU’s biofuels demand

20. U.N. food agencies see "win-win" farm land deals

21. Faced with marketing dilemna, some Ghanaian tomato farmers resort to suicide

22. The biofuel bubble: many startups, but big players likely to be the winners

23. Mozambique approves policy on biofuels

24. Could genetically modified foods offer a solution to the world's food crisis?

25. Industrial agriculture in India on the verge of collapse

26. Centuries-long drought almost inevitable in West Africa, say researchers

27. Senegal hopes for self-sufficiency in rice by 2012

28. The growing global lust for agricultural land

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