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28 January 2015, Addis-Ababa -- In June 2014, the African Union summit, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, endorsed the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods. One of the seven commitments that were adopted, ‘Ending Hunger in Africa by 2025’, grew out of the...
28 January 2015, Rome - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security. More than 170,000 people have had to leave their homes. Some 79 deaths have been confirmed so far, while...
28 January 2015, Harare -- The European Union today handed over motor vehicles and equipment worth USD 600,000 to the Government of Zimbabwe to support four ongoing EU funded projects coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and jointly implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe...
22 January 2015, Sierra Leone - Farmers and managers of Agri-Business Centres (ABCs) in Sierra Leone identify quarantine measures, bans on group activities and the closure of periodic markets as major causes of disruption of farming activities and loss of income. These concerns were expressed to the Representative of the Food...
19 January 2015, Kampala, Uganda - Smallholder farmers and actors in the potato crop production value chain in Uganda are set to benefit from increased market following the launch of a new project titled “Strengthening Linkages between Small Actors and Buyers in the Root and Tubers Sector of Africa”. The four-year...
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