FAO.org

Home > Africa > News
FAO Regional Office for Africa

News

10 December 2014, Harare - Closing gender gaps in agriculture can generate significant gains for the sector and for the society as a whole by improving nutrition, food security and income levels, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional Coordinator for Southern Africa, Chimimba David Phiri...
November 2014, Durban, Sout Africa - An aquatic biosecurity governance workshop bringing together more than 120 participants from Africa was held in Durban, South Africa between 05 and 07 November 2014. The workshop, whose objective was  to support sustainable aquatic food security for dietary animal protein and livelihoods through responsible aquaculture,...
5 December 2014 - Lusaka - A working group to review the statutes and procedures of the Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA) has been constituted so as to strengthen the work of the continental body. This was agreed at an extraordinary session of the CIFAA held on...
5 December 2014, Lusaka - Consensus on the need and way forward to develop a technical network was reached today by 12 countries represented at the first Sub-regional Workshop on Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in Southern Africa. The five day workshop, including a field trip, in Lusaka, Zambia and was attended...
2 December 2014, Rome/Accra - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas. The $1.5 million grant comes from the Africa Solidarity...