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By Rodgers Mwandira, family farmer from Mzimba, Malawi I’m 42 years old and married to Harriet who is 41 years. I have seven children – four girls and three boys, the first born being a 23-year-old daughter and last born is a son, aged four. I’m from Mswamphira village, in Traditional...
Johannesburg, South Africa - 23 October, 2014 - FAO highlighted the launch of the Community of Practice at the opening session of the AU/FAO consultation yesterday and encouraged all participants to join, in an effort to improve coordination and communication on post-harvest issues. "Enhanced coordination among stakeholders is key to implementing the...
17 October 2014, Rome - The public sector must pursue integrated rural development as the basis for modernized and commercial agriculture, former President of the Republic of Ghana John Kufuor said at FAO yesterday a meeting with its Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, yesterday. “The public sector should provide the environment for...
Conakry, 17 October 2014 – The Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have initiated on 14 October 2014 a rapid assessment of the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak on agriculture and food security. Guinea is...
16 October  2014, Rome - Nine out of ten of the world's 570 million farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and consequently a potentially crucial agent of change in achieving sustainable food security and in eradicating hunger in the future, according to a...