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31 March 2016, Abidjan - Mr. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa along with Mr. Germain Dasylva, FAO Representative to Côte d’Ivoire, briefed the press on the forthcoming 29th Session of FAO Regional Conference for Africa...
Lomé, Togo, 24 March 2016 – The Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in collaboration with FAO met to review progress in the implementation of the  Project “Establishing a Hunger Free Initiative in West Africa”, funded by the Federal Ministry...
25 March 2016, Equatorial Guinea - Farmers on the Bioko Island, in Equatorial Guinea, who traditionally practice subsistence farming, have received technical support and inputs to improve their agricultural practices. The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund has funded "Food security strengthened in urban and peri-urban areas in Central Africa" project*, jointly executed by...
23 March 2016, Malabo - In the early years of the twentieth century, agricultural production played a very important role in the Equatoguinean economy. In 1932 cocoa export was already over 11,000 tons a year and a similar trend was true for coffee, yucca and palm oil. In 2015, cocoa production...
24 March 2016, Harare - Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. These losses are particularly unfortunate in Africa where 220 million people are estimated to be undernourished. Climate-induced crop failures — including...