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USAID Donates IT Equipment to Enhance Agriculture Data Collection

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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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South Sudan: 32,000 families receive seeds for planting across the country

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More than 370,000 kilograms of seeds for the planting season have been distributed across the country by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Across the areas most affected by either drought or violence,nearly 32,000 South Sudanese families received the seeds. The typical seed distribution package included 5 kilograms of sorghum seeds, 5 kilograms of maize seeds as well as …

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The future for Africa is in transforming agriculture, forum hears

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The importance of agriculture and agribusiness in unlocking shared prosperity in Africa was the subject of a high level panel of African leaders who addressed the Grow Africa Investment Forum held as part of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) in Kigali this week. President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank emphasised that to achieve this, investments in …

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SA: Government on drought awareness drive

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By –SAnews.gov.za Pretoria- The current drought, desertification and land degradation were the issues discussed when Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana visited the community of Sterksruit in the Eastern Cape recently. Friday’s visit saw Ministers Molewa and Zokwana as well as Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi heighten public awareness about desertification, land degradation …

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