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27 February 2015, Nairobi, Kenya - A two-day meeting, organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and partners, aimed at gaining support at the policy and technical level, as well as the national and regional level for the implementation of the Program for Accompanying Research for Innovation...
Bissau, 25 February 2015 – The Government of Guinea-Bissau and the FAO have launched a project aimed at creating jobs for the youth in the aquaculture and cassava value chains; it is being financed by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund for agriculture and food security and nutrition (ASTF).     In...
23 February 2015 – Lilongwe, Malawi – Compelling evidence has emerged showing that food security interventions together with participatory nutrition education greatly improve children’s nutritional status and have a direct effect on children’s dietary diversity, according to research findings released last week Wednesday in Malawi. A joint study conducted by the...
Houndoni, a small village 6 km east of the administrative centre of Gueckedou where the Ebola outbreak was first declared, has been hit hard by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since December 2013. In this village with a population of 300, 27 people have died after contracting the virus. Most...
18 February 2015- Lusaka: 80 percent out of the total population of 13 000 000 people depend on agriculture related activities for its livelihoods. It is however noted that food safety issues, plant pests and animal diseases constrain the achievement of the full potential of the agriculture sector. A project – funded by...
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