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26 June 2014, Mogadishu - Dominique Burgeon, FAO’s Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) has today toured the agency’s new home in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.   FAO’s Head of Office a.i. in Somalia, Rudi van Aaken, said the expanded offices, soon to be opened in Mogadishu, will be the...
25 June 2014, Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) – At the 23rd session of the African Union Summit, the Egyptian Government renewed its commitment in support of African countries’ efforts to achieve food security and improve agricultural and rural development. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Egypt and the Food...
25 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea – The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund today gave a green light to four new, continent-spanning projects at a ceremony during the African Union Summit, being held here this week. The President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a key supporter of the fund, UN...
23 June 2014, Burera District, Rwanda -  The fields of Burera District, Northern Rwanda, with their rich soil and advantageous climate have a promising agricultural potential.  Agriculture has been the backbone of the region’s economy for centuries. However, as in most parts of the country, Burera District is faced with...
19 June 2014, Accra/Addis Ababa - Sourcing local food to food-insecure populations was the focus of a recent seminar that gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis-Ababa, a range of diverse stakeholders from the five countries of the Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA) – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal –the...