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Agriculture is a key source of food, income and employment in the Republic of South Africa. The country produces a variety of grains, vegetables, fruits and livestock products that are important in providing adequate levels of nutrition and food diversity.However, food insecurity and malnutrition are a significant challenge for the...
January 30, 2017, Addis Ababa – FAO and East Africa Community (EAC) join hands in promoting urban and rural agriculture and agribusiness to improve youth employment in Africa. The agreement, which took place in the margins of the 28th African Union Summit themed “Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend by Investing in Youth”,...
29 January 2017, Addis Ababa - With as little as one-quarter of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October-December rains, FAO said today. FAO estimates that over 17 million people are currently in crisis and emergency food insecurity levels...
26 January 2017, Addis-Ababa - A major gap in community-based early warning systems for Desert Locust control is the lack of knowledge and the generally poor awareness. FAO and Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) have important complementary roles in the management of the Desert Locust. The two organizations...
The FAO/WHO Codex Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) held its 22nd Session in Nairobi from 16 to 20 January 2017 to discuss food safety and food control issues as well as the emerging needs and challenges the region and its countries are facing. Among them is the pivotal role SMEs are...