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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...
2 December 2014, Rome/Accra - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive $500 000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas. The $1.5 million grant comes from the Africa Solidarity...
27 November 2014, Harare – A US$4 million project to strengthen controls of food security threats and better manage plant and animal pests and diseases in the Southern African region was launched today in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The project is funded by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund’s (ASTF), a unique initiative for...
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