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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...
25 November 2014, Nairobi, Kenya - FAO together with key players in the rice value chain in Africa and high level government representatives have launched a comprehensive Programme for Rice Development in Africa for the benefit of rice farmers, national and international partners as well as private sector actors directly...
 19 November 2014, Kisumu, Kenya --The Government of Kenya and the Food and Agriculture Organization have launched a three year project today that aims to promote greater diversity in agricultural production and activities to improve nutrition and to offer better job prospects to young people in Kenya.  The launch was...
18 November 2014 – Kigali, Rwanda – The Government of Rwanda and FAO jointly launched a project to fight malnutrition and rural poverty, through increasing decent employment in the agricultural sector and improving the local poultry value chain. In Rwanda major programmes to improve livelihoods of the Rwandan, to mention a...
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