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Africa: Donors Pledge $30 Billion to Boost Agricultural Sector

By Clea Broadhurst

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 13, 2016 (RFI) -- African farmers will benefit from commitments of more than $30 billion that have been made, by African leaders, development banks, the private sector and international donors, at the African Green Revolution Forum, which took place in Nairobi this week.

Read more... Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:03
 
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Brazil and China Active in African Agriculture

MOSCOW, February 21, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- The China and Brazil in African Agriculture Project has just published online a series of studies concerning Chinese and Brazilian support for African agriculture.  They will appear in an upcoming issue of World Development.  The six articles focusing on China are available below:

Read more... Sunday, 21 February 2016 09:01
 
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How drought in Russia can cause chaos in Africa

EGYPT, Nov. 05, 2015 (Mail & Guardian Africa) -- The weather in Russia and Ukraine isn’t something that would ordinarily make it to Africa news, but the world is interconnected in some strange ways.

Read more... Thursday, 05 November 2015 09:56
 
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Gambia: Fishing Businesses in Gambia

By Lamin B. Darboe

BANJUL, Gambia, June 30, 2015 (The Daily Observer) -- The fisheries sector, apart from providing a valuable source of sustenance and protein for the Gambian people, is also a major employer as well as a vital source of foreign exchange for the government and businesses involved in the export of fish.

The artisanal sector is the major producer of cured fish as about 40% is marketed and consumed smoked and/or dried. Fish is the cheapest source of animal protein in the country, and traditional processing of fish in The Gambia is an important means of making fish available to consumers, especially those living in rural Gambia.

Read more... Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:58
 
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Africa: Geothermal Energy Can Help Developing Countries Boost Food Security, Says UN Agency Report

ROME, Italy, April 08, 2015 (FAO) -- A new report released today by the United Nations agricultural agency says that the heat energy generated by the earth's core can be used for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries.

Read more... Wednesday, 08 April 2015 17:13
 
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Russian Markets Attracting African Exporters

VegFruitBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, Sept 20, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- The Russian market has always been attractive for many Western and European countries, many have exported their agricultural products including fruits and vegetables for high profits. But that has changed recently as the United States, Western and European Union members have slapped Russia with sanctions for the political developments in Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.

Read more... Saturday, 20 September 2014 13:02
 
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