New locust alert for northwest Africa / FAO warns of impending threat

FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa...

Media Alert: Climate Change and Food Security in Africa

Journalists are Invited to Cover the High Level Science Policy Session, live via webcast on Tursday 25th October 2012 The CGIAR research program on Climate...

Hunger-Free Initiative for West Africa signed will build strong partnerships for hunger eradication

Eliminating hunger in West Africa is the main objective of a new project launched by West African countries, Germany and FAO. Co-funded by the German...

Workshop to reduce post harvest losses in support of CAADP underway

A two day high level forum, being jointly hosted by the African Union Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Addis Ababa, is...

High level forum: AUC/FAO Support to regional capacity building to reduce post harvest losses

INVITATION TO THE MEDIA WHAT: High level forum : AUC/FAO Support to regional capacity to reduce post harvest losses (Project number TCP/RAF/3311 (D) WHEN: 17-18 October WHERE:...

SA: Boost for women farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a target of establishing 15 000 smallholder producers, with a particular focus on women. Commemorating International...

Food security governance plays a vital role

If countries step up their efforts to reduce hunger, the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015 can still...

UNEP & Agric. Ministry Press Conference: Avoiding Future Famines 16 Oct, Safari Park, 1:30...

Press Conference Invitation Hosted by UNEP & the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya at the Third Agricultural Development Sector Forum On World Food Day Avoiding Future Famines: UN Report...

Kenya: Irrigation catches on

After years of devastating crop failures due to drought and erratic rainfall, smallholders in Kenya - who comprise the bulk of the country’s farmers...

South Africa’s Unique Problem and the Agricultural Insurance Market

By Susan Wells - AfricanBrains Oscillating between drought and heavy rains, the climate in South Africa has heavily impacted its regional crop insurance industry. Not...

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