Post Tagged with: "Agriculture"

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

April 15, 2014 at 16:45

FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease / Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and […]

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19 of Africa’s most popular recording artists came together as one to record Cocoa ‘na Chocolate. The song is in support of ONE.org’s Do Agric, It Pays campaign. These artists are using their voices to inspire young people to tell political leaders ahead of the African Union summit in June that the time has come to adopt better agricultural policies that will help tackle youth unemployment, provide better support to small holder farmers, boost productivity, increase value chains, and help lift millions of Africans out of extreme poverty.

Africa’s Biggest Music Stars & ONE.org Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ to Revolutionize Agriculture

March 31, 2014 at 08:54

19 recording artists. 11 countries. 10 languages. ONE message to African Leaders: Do Agric, It Pays! ONE.org (http://www.one.org) today launched one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, ‘Cocoa na […]

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African Union Celebrates the Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day in Maseru

March 6, 2014 at 12:45

“Unless we step up practical messages to ensure that our productive lands are preserved and degraded lands restored, nothing would stop agriculture in Africa from encroaching on existing forests to […]

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SA: Agriculture central to fighting poverty, unemployment

February 28, 2014 at 15:30

Agriculture has become central to the work of government to address the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Addressing delegates at […]

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Complex causes underpin undernourishment and malnutrition in the Near East and North Africa

February 25, 2014 at 10:36

Complex causes underpin undernourishment and malnutrition in the Near East and North Africa / FAO highlights need for strategic regional cooperation on food security Conflict, rapid population growth and urbanization, […]

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Farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic

February 12, 2014 at 16:12

Farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic / Missing the March planting season will increase risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis Farmers in […]

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IFCEU and Syngenta Foundation to Expand Weather Insurance to One Million East African Farmers

February 6, 2014 at 15:43

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed two grant agreements, with a combined value of $3.9 million, with the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture to expand index-based insurance […]

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Agriculture, Food and Security at the centre of African Union Summit

January 21, 2014 at 12:45

“Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development” is the theme that will be at the center of discussions during the 22nd Assembly of Heads of State […]

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African countries step up focus on statistics for better agriculture and nutrition

December 5, 2013 at 11:01

Experts from 35 countries meet in Rabat to review regional data, new tools and ideas for global coordination Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture […]

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SA to host Global Conference on Agriculture

December 4, 2013 at 11:45

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will open the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Joemat-Pettersson said views from […]

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