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The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak – were recently made available. The key finding is that Ebola is the main shock that has affected the agricultural...
27 November 2014, Luanda - The fisheries sector plays a very important role in the Angolan economy, as do agriculture and forestry. Taken together, they are a source of livelihood for about 85 percent of the population. Food security issues remain of paramount concern in the country, as about 80...
27 November 2014, Johannesburg – Improving and enhancing country capacity on forest products statistics in southern Africa is of critical importance for the future of the subregion’s forests, it was concluded today at a three-day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop brought together experts from national forestry agencies and national...
27 November 2014, Harare – A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The project is funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund’s (ASTF), a unique initiative for...
26 November 2014 – Embu, Kenya:  The Food and Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda launched the Eastern Africa project ‘Promoting Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Diversification to Fight malnutrition and Enhance Youth employment Opportunities in Eastern Africa’.  The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries endorsed...