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July 26, 2010

1.FAO warns against jatropha 'hyped claims and half-truths'

2.UK company to establish jatropha plantation in Ghana

3.Jatropha better suited to local communities, not biofuel markets: study

4.India's Punjabi farmers investigate farming in Africa

5.'After ruining Punjab's agriculture; Punjab farmers now aim at Africa'

6.New rust resistant wheat seed on its way to farmers

7.Electricity hikes a big worry for South African farmers

8.British pressure for GM crops unwelcome in Europe

9.Organic eggs: more expensive, but no healthier

10.Red-fleshed apple goes on sale in UK

11.Standard Bank set to fund more South African farmers

12.South African cooperative turns to wild rooibos over cultivated variety

13.Biological control of cassava pests tried in Thailand

14.Zimbabwe's tobacco sector rebounds

15.Cocoa trader's large purchase causes concerns about cholocate supply, prices

16.Major cocoa trader plans more Africa farming investments

17.British financier behind £658m cocoa trade

18.In Europe, a move to ease curbs on growing biotech crops

19.Biofortification boosts nutrients in Africa’s staple crops

20.Critics slam EU-Brazil African biofuel plan

21.Chinese-built agriculture demonstration center nears completion in Zimbabwe

22.FAO says farmers can repel crop-eating elephants with pepper spray

23.Cameroonian farmers skeptical about FAO suggestion to scare away elephants with pepper

24.Farmers in South Africa's Limpopo province innovate for climate change

25.Dust from farming may affect rainfall

26.New cocoa agreement is a positive move, producers say

27.Metal silos lock out maize pests

28.South African farmers get more land offers in Africa

29.West African seed investment fund launched

30.Australian vegetables poisoned as police probe sabotage

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