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Exclusive interview on the ITPGRFA

The Interview was held in Rwanda Broadcasting Agency Studios with Dr KENT NNADOZIE on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and agriculture.

Rwanda hosts global conference on plant genetic resources - CNBC Africa

With over 815 million facing undernourishment globally, policy makers have moved to address the matter by safeguarding plant species and genetic diversity that are so crucial to feed a growing world population..

Africa pushes for gains on genetic materials

African nations are pushing for a review of an access and benefit sharing framework for exploration of genetic materials obtained from farmers in developing countries..

$10m project launched to support smallholder farmers

The fourth round of the global benefits sharing fund for crops, which will support smallholder farmers to access seeds to adapt to climate change and environmental stresses, has been launched in Kigali..


EDITORIAL: Poor post-harvest handling cause for food loss

The 7th Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) has attracted delegates from 144 countries. The item on the agenda is food..


No room for food loss in a world struggling to feed growing population – experts

About one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted..


Ibihugu 153 byahuriye mu Rwanda biganira ku kwihaza mu biribwa

Kuva tariki ya 30 Ukwakira kugeza ku ya 03 Ugushyingo 2017 intumwa z’ibihugu bitandukanye by’imigabane y’isi ku bufatanye n’Ishami ry’Umuryango w’abibumbye ryita ku biribwa (FAO) bateraniye i Kigali mu Rwanda mu nama kugira ngo barebere hamwe uburyo bwo kwihaza mu biribwa..


Experts call for special interventions to meet world food demand

As the World population continues to grow and disasters continue to damage crop production, something special need to be done to be able to satisfy food demand in the future; the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Dr. Gérardine Mukeshimana has said..


Impuguke ziteraniye i Kigali ziga ahazava ibizatunga miliyari 10 z’abazaba batuye isi mu 2050

Minisitiri w’Ubuhinzi n’Ubworozi, Dr Mukeshimana Gérardine, yavuze ko abatuye Isi bakomeza kwiyongera ndetse hakaba hari n’ibiza bikomeje kwangiza umusaruro, akabona ko hakwiye kugira igikorwa kugira ngo ubwo bwiyongere buzahure n’ibiribwa bibatunga..


Nations recommit to ending hunger

About 190 nations 144 of them ratified the international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (ITPGRFA) met in Rwanda’s capital Kigali for the seventh session of the governing body, which comprehensively highlighted strategies that will catch up with climate change and diseases as well as making new commitment to fast-track the implementation of this treaty..


The International Treaty at a Crossroads

The world faces an uncertain future. Daily, we hear hair-raising stories of the effects of global warming and extreme weather conditions on vulnerable people, and how millions are fleeing across borders to escape from wars and severe poverty. As the world population continues to expand at the rate of almost one new Germany per year, natural resources remain under intense pressure and plant and animal species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Consequently, our ability to provide adequate food is under threat..


How Can Africa Grow More Food?

Africa’s annual food import bill is about US$35 billion and estimated to rise to US$110 billion by 2025. Most governments are still under-investing in irrigation, road infrastructure, research and development. David Ellis, International Potato Center’s Leader for Conserving Biodiversity for the future joins CNBC Africa to give analysis.


We Can Feed The Next Generation If We Stop Wastage – FAO

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday that the world can feed the projected population increase of 10 billion at the end of the century, but will require alot to be done by all stakeholders..


Environ 500 délégués échangent sur l’accès équitable aux ressources phytogénétiques pour atteindre les ODD

Kigali: Plus de 500 délégués des pays, des agences internationales, des centres de recherche, du secteur privé et de la Société civile sont réunis à Kigali pour échanger sur l’accès équitable aux ressources phytogénétiques pour atteindre les Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD) à l’horizon 2030, selon le Directeur Adjoint de la FAO, Dr René Castro Salazar..


Rwanda is committed to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for food security, Minister Mukeshimana

The Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources Geraldine Mukeshimana has announced that Rwanda is committed to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to safeguard farmers’ rights to ensure food security in the country..


Africa called on to embrace plant genetic varieties to boost food security

KIGALI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- African economies should take the lead in embracing crop genetic varieties in a bid to enhance food security and sustainable agriculture, experts said Wednesday..


World delegates meet in Kigali to discuss plant genetic resources

Representatives from 144 countries are in Rwanda attending the 7th Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)..


Experts urge conservation of plant genetics resources to end hunger

KIGALI, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Agriculture experts on Monday called on global economies to conserve and appropriately use food plant genetic varieties in order to end famine, hunger and malnutrition..


Agriculture experts seek to develop drought- and disease-resistant crops

KIGALI, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Developing drought- and disease-resistant crops is vital amid concerns of growing effects of climate change on food security on the African continent, agriculture experts said in Kigali on Monday..


Experts devise ways to develop drought, disease-resilient crops

As climate change and disease continue to affect crops worldwide and threaten food security, experts are meeting in Kigali at a crop development meeting proposing solutions to these threats through resilient varieties..


En 2100 se producirá alimento para 10.000 millones de personas, según la FAO

30 October 2017, Rome/Kigali --- Kigali, 30 oct (EFE).- El mundo tendrá capacidad para alimentar a los 10.000 millones de personas que conformarán la población global proyectada para 2100 si progresa en materia de seguridad alimentaria, indicó hoy la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO, siglas en inglés)..


Radio interviews

30 October 2017, Rome/Kigali --- The Seventh Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture – the global policy forum overseeing the International Treaty..

English: http://www.fao.org/news/audio-video/detail-audio/en/?uid=12242
French: http://www.fao.org/news/audio-video/detail-audio/fr/?uid=12243
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/news/audio-video/detail-audio/es/?uid=12244


Africa called on to embrace plant genetic varieties to boost food security

KIGALI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- African economies should take the lead in embracing crop genetic varieties in a bid to enhance food security and sustainable agriculture, experts said Wednesday..


Kigali to host key meet on sustainable agriculture

RATIN, July 07, 2017 – Rwanda will host a major international conference on plant genetic resources from October 30 to November 3, 2017. Participants will mainly be drawn from countries that are signatories to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture…


Rwanda To Host Global FAO Conference

Taarifa, July 08, 2017– Rwanda will host the 7th Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Kigali from 30 October – 03 November 2017, Agriculture Minister has confirmed…


Rwanda to host international conference on Plant Genetic Resources

The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, July 08, 2017– Rwanda will host the 7th Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture scheduled to take place from October 30 to November 3, 2017 in Kigali…


Rwanda to host the 7th session of the Plant Treaty on Genetic Resources

Nonaha.com, July 03, 2017– Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal resources has confirmed that her country will be hosting the 7th Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Kigali from 30 October – 03 November 2017…


Septième Session du Traité international sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l'Alimentation et l'agriculture

Rwanda News Agency, July 03, 2017– Lors de son discours énoncé à la 40e Session de la Conférence de la FAO à Rome, la Ministre rwandaise de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales, S.E. Géraldine Mukeshimana a annoncé que le Rwanda accueillera la Septième Session de l’Organe directeur du Traité international sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture à Kigali du 30 Octobre au 03 Novembre 2017...


Nonaha.com, 2017 – (VIDEO) Rwandan Minister Invites Countries to Kigali for Governing Body Meeting of International Treaty


Préparation à Kigali d’une position commune africaine sur le Traité de semences

Rwanda News Agency, Sept 19, 2017 – Les délégués des pays africains sont réunis à Kigali pendant deux jours pour préparer une position commune africaine ayant trait au Traité des Semences ou Traité International sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture, selon Francisco Lopez, responsable technique de ce Traité…


Afurika irifuza kwongerera uruhare rwayo mu masezerano mpuzamahanga yerekeye ibimera.

Nonaha.com, Sept 20, 2017 – Mu rwego rwo kurushaho kugira ijwi ndetse n’uruhare mu masezerano mpuzamahanga yerekeye ibimera, Ibihugu by’Afurika bigize ubumwe bw’Afurika biteraniye mu Rwanda kureba uko byarushaho kungukira muri aya masezerano cyane cyane byongererwa ubushobozi bwo gukora ubushakashatsi ku bimera, ndetse n’ibihigwa bitanga umusaruro…


U Rwanda ruzakira inama y’ibihugu 144 byiyemeje guhererekanya imbuto z’ibimera

Kigali Today, Sept 21, 2017 – Abaminisitiri b’ubuhinzi b’ibihugu 144 bitandukanye bazateranira i Kigali mu kwezi k’Ukwakira n’Ugushyingo 2017, aho bazasuzumira amasezerano yo guhanahana imbuto z’ibimera. Ni ubwa mbere Afurika izaba yakiriye iyo nama isuzuma amasezerano mu gutubura no guhanahana imbuto z’ubuhinzi,iyo nama ikazaba ihuje ibihugu byayashyizeho umukono,ku nshuro ya karindwi…


Ibihugu by’Afurika biriga ku buryo bwo gusigasira ibimera n’imbuto zabyo

Rushyashya.net, Sept 20, 2017 – Ibihugu bigize umuryango w’ubumwe bw’Afurika birasanga bikwiye kwongerera uburyo bwatuma ibimera n’imbuto bisigasirwa kugirango bitazimira cyangwa bikabura burundu ku isi. Ubusanzwe hari amasezerano mpuzamahanga atuma isi irinda ibimera n’imbuto yitwa “International Treaty on Plant Generic Resources for Food and Agriculture” yashyizweho umukomo n’ibihugu kuri ubu bigera 144 byo kwisi… 


African nations adopt a common position on the International Plant Treaty

September 20, 2017, Kigali: Delegates from the African Union Commission convened in Rwanda for a two-day Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)...;

 

 

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