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Africa Eyes Boosting Rice Crop to Fight Hunger

Researchers are mapping out ways to increase rice production in Africa in order to combat hunger. That's a prime topic at the third African Rice Congress taking place this week in Cameroon.  Thirty million tons of rice are consumed in the continent and experts at the meeting say 60 percent of that is imported from Asian countries. They estimate Africa spends $5 billion on rice imports yearly, yet there are still rice shortages on a continent with more than 850 million hungry and ...

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