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Successes realised by Abagold is Testimony that South Africa can grow Jobs in the Aqua-Culture and Processing Sector

Abagold Way cultivates, produces and markets natural abalone The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says that successes achieved by Abagold Way aqua enterprise in increasing its employee workforce even during tough economic times is testimony that there is an existing abundance of job growth opportunities in the aqua-culture and processing industry. Davies was speaking in Hermanus during …

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Agriculture Entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha Grand Prize for African Youth Entrepreneurship

The 12 Anzisha Prize finalists were hand-picked from an applicant pool of 550 entrepreneurs from 32 African countries. African Leadership Academy (www.AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org) and The MasterCard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa’s premier award for youth …

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Ghanaian agriculture company wins UK’s “Business is GREAT” Award

Ghanaian company wins UK government’s international ‘Business is GREAT’ competition to Liverpool. The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, presented a Ghanaian agriculture company, United Africa Fruit, with a certificate to mark their success in winning a place in the UK government’s international “Business is GREAT” competition. Founder and CEO Mr. Kadri Lomo represented the company at the award …

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USAID Donates IT Equipment to Enhance Agriculture Data Collection

USAID Mission Director Andrew Karas handed over the IT equipment to the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Honorable Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented tablets and other information technology (IT) equipment to the Statistics, Research and Information Directorate (SRID) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA). The electronic equipment and software were …

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SA makes the most of its land

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will finalise the development of its agroforestry strategy this year to promote multiple land use. “It is expected that the strategy will promote multiple land use, address food security, and most importantly, offer short-term alternatives for growers who have to wait for a long period of time before …

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Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management. While agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation, there is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry to build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of the FAO’s flagship publication The …

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Agriculture offers economic opportunity

By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – One way that Africa could create economic opportunity is by ensuring growth in the agriculture sector, says Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. Gates said the agriculture sector which was struggling to survive could be changed into a thriving business. He was delivering the 14th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture, in Pretoria, on Sunday, under the …

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Press Statement of the 607th PSC open session Meeting on the theme: “Agriculture, food security, peace and stability in Africa”

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), held its 607th meeting on 27 June 2016, which was dedicated to an open session on the theme: “Agriculture, food security, peace and stability in Africa”. Council received a presentation from the AU Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA). Council also received statements that were made by …

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FAO assists Kenyan communities to diversify in Agriculture

Rural communities in transition in Kenyan West Pokot County adopt new ways of accessing food, incomes and better nutrition. Invited by the West Pokot County Government of HE Simon Kachapin, FAO Representative in Kenya, Mr. Gabriel Rugalema, and the Italian Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Mauro Massoni, visited West Pokot County, 14th to 15th June 2016. The objective of the mission …

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SA, Poland discuss cooperation in agriculture

By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana on Monday met with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Jacek Bogucki of Poland. The bilateral meeting was aimed at initiating discussions towards agreements on cooperation in the field of agriculture between the two countries. There are no agreements in place in this field at the …

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