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Angola loses at least one-quarter of the fish caught in inland waters each year – largely due to lack of refrigeration, out-dated processing techniques and difficulties in getting the catch to the marketplace.

Some pilot assessments even put the figure as high as 40 percent. And...

Banking on Bamboo in Rwanda
28 September 2016

The Government of Rwanda has set its sights on increasing the country’s forest cover by 30 percent by 2020. And it’s looking to bamboo – a versatile, renewable resource with a growing global market – to play a part, while also improving rural income opportunities. 

Rwanda...

Until recently, the capacity of Central African countries to prevent the spread of plant disease and pests from imported food and planting materials, such as seeds, stem cuttings and tubers, was weak. In fact, many countries had not updated their phytosanitary regulations in 50 or...

One-tenth of Tunisia's roughly 10 million people live in the country's forest areas, in locations where access to health and education services is limited. At 30 percent, the unemployment rate in these areas is twice as high as the national average.  

Most people in these...

Raymond Baptiste, head of Grenada's Ministry of Agriculture's Land Use Department, said the Government knew back in the seventies that it had a problem with land degradation because "there was visual evidence of it."

But officials didn't know the nature, extent and severity...

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