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8 April 2016, Abidjan – Results achieved through the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) projects are beginning to add momentum to the vision of Africa- Africa cooperation to achieve food security across the continent. The fund, which was set up in 2012, is widely seen as an innovative mechanism to mobilize...
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...
25 March 2016, Equatorial Guinea - Farmers on the Bioko Island, in Equatorial Guinea, who traditionally practice subsistence farming, have received technical support and inputs to improve their agricultural practices. The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund has funded "Food security strengthened in urban and peri-urban areas in Central Africa" project*, jointly executed by...
23 March 2016, Malabo - In the early years of the twentieth century, agricultural production played a very important role in the Equatoguinean economy. In 1932 cocoa export was already over 11,000 tons a year and a similar trend was true for coffee, yucca and palm oil. In 2015, cocoa production...
22 March 2016, Malawi - At first sight, Village Savings and Loans (VSLs) may appear unattractive, but this financial concept is making a difference to scores of people affected by climate change in Phalombe district, southerner part of Malawi. Also referred as village banks, it’s a simple idea whereby members gather...
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