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What makes African governments invest in agriculture? This Future Agricultures conference brings together key figures from research, politics, donor organisations and civil society to ask: What motivates African governments to invest in different kinds of agricultural development? What influence do domestic politics, external donors and pan-African networks have? How successful can civil society...
FAO in collaboration with the Economic Community for West Africa States (ECOWAS), CILSS/AGRHY MET,  and Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS),  will host a regional workshop on “Agriculture Systems at Risk; priority Action towards Climate Change Adaptation” from 4 to 5 February 2013. The workshop will...
AGRF 2012 builds on recent momentum to tackle global food security. The forum sets the stage for African ownership in the next phase of scaling agricultural development solutions and steering investment to build a sustainable food secure future.
New FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva holds his first press conference since officially assuming his post. Prior to taking the helm at FAO, Graziano da Silva was FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean. A Brazilian agronomist and economist, he suceeds Jacques Diouf of...
The use of ICTs among people in rural areas in Africa is growing rapidly. Mobile coverage reaches further than roads, electricity, sanitation or clean water. ICTs - and in particular mobile technology - provide access to information and communication, complement successful development initiatives, drive innovation and empower communities and individuals...
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