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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ethiopian Central Statistical Agency (CSA), organized the 22nd Session of African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS) meeting in Addis‐Ababa, Ethiopia from 30th November 2011 to 3rd December 2011. A highlight of the...
The President of the Republic of The Gambia H.E Sheikh Prof. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh has pledged three million US dollars ($3million) for the up-scaling and replication of the FAO-TCP aquaculture project in Gambia. The Aquaculture concept is being introduced for the first time in The Gambia by FAO. The President made this...
26 June 2011, Rome - FAO member nations today elected José Graziano da Silva of Brazil as its new Director-General.Mr Graziano da Silva, 61, received a total of 92 votes out of 180 votes cast. The election took place on the second day of the 37th Conference of FAO, the highest governing body of the organization.
West African farmers have succeeded in cutting the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes and diversifying farming systems as a result of an international project promoting sustainable farming practices.
World Food Day on Saturday 16th October comes at a time where Africa is at a cross roads in its agriculture development. Leading regional initiatives such as the Common Africa Agriculture Development Programme (known as CAADP) and international frameworks such as the Programme on Global Food Security reflect renewed momentum...