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15 March 2016 - The agricultural sector plays a central role in the economy of Mali. Malian youth start working from a young age but lack opportunities for growth due to their limited access to land, market, microcredits and skills development. In August 2014, FAO and the Government of Mali launched...
15 March 2016: In Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia, the ongoing drought – the most severe in half a century due to the effects of El Niño – has caused critical feed and water shortages, resulting in abnormal migrations and widespread livestock deaths. Most of the region’s population is dependent...
March 2016, Lira, Uganda - Walter  Odot’s first two attempts at fish farming in 2011 and 2013 failed miserably and consequently killed his enthusiasm to invest time and his meagre resources in any agricultural activity. Having returned from internally displaced persons (IDP) camp where he lived for close to twelve years...
Fishing is a major economic activity and a major source of livelihood for communities around Lake Albert in Uganda. Butiaba landing site, along the shores of Lake Albert in Buliisa District, Western Uganda, is not any different. There are youths, male and female, who rely mainly on fish catches from...
9 March 2016, Addis Ababa - FAO and AUC signed a project agreement to support agribusiness development in Africa. The project will bring support to the establishment of a continental agribusiness platform and capacity building for effective agribusiness development in Africa; it will be implemented with the Department of Rural...