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23 June 2015, Maputo – Cassava is one of the most important staple food crops grown in tropical Africa. It plays a major role in efforts to alleviate the African food crisis because of its efficient production of food energy, year-round availability, tolerance to extreme stress conditions, and suitability to...
17 June 2015, Freetown -- The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Honorable Almamy Kargbo has commended the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (FAO) for its remarkable work and support to Sierra Leone’s agricultural sector.  During a visit to the FAO’s Country Office, last 17 June 2015,...
19 June 2015, Lusaka - The Asian fruit fly poses a serious threat to farming activities and requires an integrated approach to fight its effects. Asian fruit flies know no boundaries and easily spread, leaving a trail of destruction, thus any fight against it should not be by an individual...
22 June 2015, Maseru – Social protection grants complemented by agricultural programmes, which enhance communities’ production capacities, can significantly improve food and nutrition security at household level. A study conducted by FAO to assess the impact of complementing cash grants with a home gardening, productive package has concluded that both the farm...
17 June 2015, Polokwane – FAO and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have committed their financial and technical resources to work with the Limpopo Province of South Africa to enhance agricultural productivity in the province. This partnership, called the hub agro-dealer model, will provide smallholder easy access to...