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The All Africa Horticulture Congress

The first All Africa Horticulture Congress (AAHC) took place in Nairobi-Kenya from 31 August to 3 September 2009. The Congress in itself was a great success for the many participants who attended (some 450 originating from 35 countries), but also for the variety of issues...[more]

Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Systems

From 14 to 19 June 2009, Quebec City and Université Laval hosted the International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems-Greensys 2009. The meeting focused on energy and environment, sustainability, greenhouse design and management, substrate and hydroponics,...[more]

Fruit Nurseries in Amhara and Tigray Regions

Through the project 'Strengthening of Fruit and Cactus Pear Production in Tigray and North Wollo', fruit trees are now getting special attention by Ethiopian farmers as a commodity which generates income.

In the past, because of the shortage and low quality of planting...[more]

International Year of the Potato exhibition in FAO atrium

The FAO atrium and surrounding areas have been transformed for an exhibition to mark the end of the International Year of the Potato (IYP) 2008. Implementation of the International Year – which aims at raising awareness of the potato's important place in agriculture, the economy...[more]

Cassava’s comeback - On the plate of over 1,5 million people in Africa

After years of massive crop losses caused by a devastating virus, farmers are harvesting healthy cassava - one of Africa's principal foodstuffs - throughout the Great Lakes region, FAO announced today, hailing the achievement as a milestone in its ever stronger partnership with...[more]

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