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11 July 2016, Ouagadougou - Member states of the Permanent Inter-states Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), FAO and development partners from the West Africa sub-region meet in the capital city of Burkina Faso for a two-day meeting to engage discussions on trade development and food security and...
Since its launch in Chad in January 2015, the sub-regional project “Improving urban food security in Central Africa through a better availability of locally produced food (GCP/SFC/001/MUL)”, funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF), is progressing steadily. Through the practice of organic farming and diversification of agricultural production in Chad,...
08 July 2016, Mutare - The need to diversify livelihood strategies has become increasingly important as effects of climate change continue to contribute to erratic weather patterns and global shocks such as the current El-Niño phenomenon. In Zimbabwe, consecutive bad farming seasons have seen some rural populations shifting from conventional...
7 July 2016, Accra- The Government of Ghana will continue to pursue prudent policies to safeguard the marine fisheries resources for the enhancement and promotion of economic well-being and livelihoods, said Ghana's Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ms Hanny-Sherry Ayittey, speaking at a seminar in Accra to present the...
07 July 2016, Harare - Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of Zimbabwe, this year’s rainfall season has so far been the driest in recent years. In typical...