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8 April 2016, Abidjan-- Côte d’Ivoire and FAO today signed two agreements: one creating a$20 million, five-year Partnership Programme aimed at promoting agricultural development in the West African nation, the other establishing an expanded Partnership and Liaison office in Abidjan. The agreements were signed by Ivoirian Minister of...
8 April 2016, Abidjan - AfricaRice is one of the numerous observers that attended the 29th Session of the African Regional Conference of FAO (4-8 April 2016). The FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, Mr. Bukar Tijani, and Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Director-General of AfricaRice have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that...
7 April 2016, Abidjan – Africa has made great strides in tackling hunger -- achieving a 30 percent drop in the proportion of its people facing hunger over the 1990-2015 period -- but climate change, conflict and social inequality continue to present major challenges in the continent's quest for a future...
6 April 2016 - Walter  Odot’s first two attempts at fish farming in 2011 and 2013 failed miserably and consequently killed his enthusiasm to invest time and his meagre resources in any agricultural activity. Having returned from internally displaced persons (IDP) camp where he lived for close to twelve years during...
6 April 2016, Abidjan – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, has called for stronger partnerships with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and appealed the UN system, regional and inter-regional bodies, development partners and non-state actors to address food and...