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19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct impact on the health of farmers in the main agricultural regions, restrictions on the movement...
17 December 2014 – Kampala, Uganda – African Union Policy makers have convened in Kampala to review progress made on the implementation of Codex Alimentarius standards ( (internationally agreed upon food standards) to improve the safety and quality of the food consumed in Africa. Speaking on behalf of the Government of...
17 December 2014, Harare – The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a four year, USD6.3 million (6m.Swiss Francs) programme to rehabilitate eight smallholder irrigation schemes with total land coverage of 700 hectares in Masvingo Province. “This...
17 December 2014, Rome - The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two...
16 December 2014, Kigali – Nowhere is the development potential of agribusinesses greater than in Africa, and there are many inclusive agro-based business opportunities waiting to be materialized. It is estimated that the size of the agricultural market in Africa is about US$68.2Bn annually and growing, with US$49Bn of this...
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