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Climate change is emerging as a major challenge to agriculture development in Africa. The increasingly unpredictable and erratic nature of weather systems on the continent have placed an extra burden on food security and rural livelihoods.  Widespread destruction of farms and homes in recent record flooding in Burkina Faso and...
6 November 2009, Accra - As the World Summit on Food Security approaches, the number of people affected by chronic hunger in Africa continues to rise. Rising inflation as a result of the global downturn and the impact of last year’s soaring food prices have pushed up the cost of...
Illegal fishing is threatening the livelihoods of many West African fishing communities. Alhaji Jallow of the FAO Regional Office for Africa believes that the scope of research needs to be broadened to include not just marine resources, but also the people who exploit them.
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met last week to review their collaboration and partnership with regard to the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Ms Maria Helena Semedo has been appointed Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Africa, and she assumed this position as today, 1 July 2009, while Mr Musa M.S. Mbenga, is acting as Officer-in-Charge for the sub-regional office for West Africa, and FAO Representative to Ghana a.i., as from 1 July 2009.