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       Background The roots and tubers sector (R&T) is one of the most important food sub-sectors across all of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP) where, under the aegis of the All ACP Agricultural Commodities programme (2008-2011), its commercialization as a strategy for poverty reduction was demonstrated by reinforcing linkages between...
1st December, National Farmers’ Day in Ghana
01 December 2017 - 01 December 2017
Ghana - National Farmers’ Day 1st December 2017, Kumasi - The National Farmers Day is commemorated each year on the first Friday of December to honour our gallant Farmers and Fishers. The event acknowledges the vital position Farmers and Fishers occupy in the nations socio-economic development. In particular, Ghana acknowledges farmers and...
Southern Africa fall armyworm Stakeholders’ Meeting
30 November 2017 - 01 December 2017
“Partnerships for fall armyworm response – Safeguarding food security and livelihoods” Background The fall armyworm, a transboundary pest that is difficult to manage and first reported in Southern Africa in late 2016 continues to cause damage to maize and other crops in the region. Key concerns about the fall armyworm infestation are...
ECOWAS Parliament Session on gender
30 November 2017 - 01 December 2017
  With FAO Participation.    
22 November, 2017 - 24 November, 2017 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The regional meeting on agricultural biotechnologies in Sub-Saharan Africa will take place from 22 to 24 November 2017 in the AU Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This FAO meeting will be hosted and co-organised by the Government of Ethiopia. Background On 15-17 February 2016,...
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