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12 June 2015, Windhoek - Effective food safety and quality management systems are essential not only for safeguarding the health and well-being of people, but also in fostering economic development and improving livelihoods. Senior government experts from southern Africa met at a workshop in Namibia to learn about a new...
25 March 2015, Johannesburg - The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), today launched a 4-year project that aims to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas, through the development of rural enterprises in...
Bissau, 25 February 2015 – The Government of Guinea-Bissau and the FAO have launched a project aimed at creating jobs for the youth in the aquaculture and cassava value chains; it is being financed by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund for agriculture and food security and nutrition (ASTF).     In...
18 February 2015- Lusaka: 80 percent out of the total population of 13 000 000 people depend on agriculture related activities for its livelihoods. It is however noted that food safety issues, plant pests and animal diseases constrain the achievement of the full potential of the agriculture sector. A project – funded by...
11 February 2015, Abidjan - Bringing the youth and the land together is one of the motives that encouraged the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, which is managed by the FAO, to give the green light for a sub-regional project for West Africa which is aimed at developing better employment opportunities...
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