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7 December, 2015, Bosasso, Somalia - FAO, working with the European Union, has just completed the deployment of 25 "fish magnets" along Somalia's 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost the nation's small-scale artisanal fisheries. The Fish-Aggregating Devices (FADs) consist of a floating buoy and "habitat mat" a few metres across....
7 December 2015, Kampala – Food safety experts from the Eastern Africa sub-region are meeting in Kampala to discuss practical strategies to reduce food borne diseases, which, according to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) released data,   remain a big challenge to developing countries. The  three-day  Eastern Africa sub-regional food safety...
2 December 2015, Abidjan - Globally, more than 40 percent of the population lives within 100 km of the coast. For coastal communities along western Africa, oceans are central to the lives of those residents – providing incomes and livelihoods to fishers and those working in related industries and serving...
In Northeast Nigeria, insecurity has forced millions of people to leave their homes and in the process lose their livelihoods, predominantly based on agriculture. A large number of them have found refuge in several towns and villages of the Adamawa State. In Yola South, one of Adamawa Local Government Area (LGA),...
1st December, 2015, Kigali - Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Ms. Geraldine Mukeshimana, has underscored the need for African countries to develop sound agricultural policies and strategies based on reliable and timely agricultural statistics to achieve sustainable and meaningful economic growth on the continent. Some 100 participants from various...