Tag Archives: Agriculture

WATG Helps Fund Innovative Program Aimed at Assisting Ethiopian Agriculture

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Donation to SDSU’s Zahn Innovation Center supports development for unique teff thresher equipment. As an award-winning, visionary design firm, WATG has enjoyed great success over the years in creating internationally acclaimed destinations. With a track record of “designing experiences that lift the spirit” now spanning 70 years and 160 countries, WATG strives to design destinations that reflect both the environmental ...

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How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

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By Natalie Heng Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness about major ethical issues, such as the use of genetically modified strains, but also informing smallholders about new technologies that can improve productivity. These are the conclusions of a panel discussion organised by SciDev.Net, in partnership with the Cornell Alliance for Science, on 10 June, at ...

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The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States

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The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States. / A major regional initiative towards building resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Commission (AUC) on the implementation of the Regional Initiative on ...

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Somalia

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On July 27, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Somalia. 1 Since 1991, Somalis have suffered greatly from civil war. The economy deteriorated as the physical infrastructure was destroyed. In addition to the loss of lives, the war worsened the population’s living conditions, now among the lowest in the world. ...

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IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Somalia

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An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Rogerio Zandamela held discussions in Nairobi from June 8–18, 2015 on the Article IV Consultation with Somalia, the first such discussions in over 25 years. At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Zandamela made the following statement: “Since 1991, Somalis have suffered greatly from civil war. The economy deteriorated as the physical ...

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Farmers make more money with ecological farming- Greenpeace

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More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today. The report, entitled Fostering economic resilience: The Financial Benefits of Ecological Farming in Kenya and Malawi, marks the start of Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for ecological farming in East Africa. The report – based on research by ...

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OLAM awards prize for innovation in food security

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Olam, a  leading global agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, has announced that the Olam International Prize for Innovation in Food Security  has been awarded to  Professor Norman Uphoff, a professor of Government  and International Agriculture and former director of the Cornell International  Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development and the  SRI International Network and Resources Centre ...

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Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice

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Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda. The announcement was made by the Honorable Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda, Tress Bucyanayandi, in ...

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Tanzanian Agriculture and Livestock Ministers At Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Dar es Salaam

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Tanzanian ministers of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, Honourable Eng. Christopher Chiza, and of Livestock and Fisheries, Honourable Dr. Titus Kamani Mlengeya, will open the Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Dar es Salaam on 28 January. Conference The Agribusiness East Africa conference programme covers topics such as: East Africa as an Agribusiness Investment Destination; Driving the business mind-set in the ...

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FARA announces science agenda for agriculture in Africa

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Africa’s future 10 years from now What does the future for African agricultural development look like ten years from now? The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa envisions that by 2030 Africa is food and nutrition secure, a global scientific player, and the world’s food-basket. At the conference today, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) announced its Science ...

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