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Green gold: Avocado farming on the rise in Africa

By DW
03 May 2021   |   7:00 am
In East Africa and Nigeria, avocado farmers want to enter the insatiable export market. Environmental concerns cast a shadow over the crop in other parts of the world. What will African farmers do differently?

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