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15 March 2016 - The agricultural sector plays a central role in the economy of Mali. Malian youth start working from a young age but lack opportunities for growth due to their limited access to land, market, microcredits and skills development. In August 2014, FAO and the Government of Mali launched...
March 2016, Lira, Uganda - 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...
Fishing is a major economic activity and a major source of livelihood for communities around Lake Albert in Uganda. Butiaba landing site, along the shores of Lake Albert in Buliisa District, Western Uganda, is not any different. There are youths, male and female, who rely mainly on fish catches from...
Koinadugu, 24 February 2016 - In the framework of its support to Ebola recovery, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) donated a 45 KVA generator worth USD 15  000 to the Koinadugu Women Vegetable Farmers’ Cooperative. The generator will be used to power the Cooperative’s 40 feet...
25 January 2016, Sierra Leone - The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease has a multi-sectoral adverse impact in Sierra Leone, including on agriculture, which is one of the major income generating sector in the country. The outbreak caused the disruption of farming activities, the closure of periodic markets, price...
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