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John Deere deal revives Zimbabwe mechanisation hopes

Deliveries of tractors and generous loan arrangements have raised cautious hopes among Zimbabwe’s farmers, but will the new arrangements make a significant difference to the country’s ailing agricultural sector?

Tanzania revives the ‘green gold’

Up to the mid-1970s, Tanzania was the largest producer and exporter of sisal in the world and the industry employed over 1m farmers and factory workers.…