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Africa: Bright Ideas Will Help Feed Africa's Poor

By Ed McKenna

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 30, 2013 (IPS) — Across Africa, smallholder farmers, who are some of the world's most impoverished people, are slowly being introduced to innovative approaches, such as entrepreneurial loan schemes and conservation practices, to combat food insecurity.

Read more... Sunday, 30 June 2013 13:58
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Africa: Sustainable Growth Through Agribusiness, Agro-Industries and Economic Diversification

KandehUnidoBy Anthony Kamara, Jnr

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 05, 2012 (Concord Times) - The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh Yumkella, has said that Africa's road to prosperity hinges on three key factors: agribusiness, agro-industries and economic diversification.

Read more... Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:49
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Rush for African Farmland Risky, Says Study

By Alex Abutu

NIGERIA, April 01, 2012, (Daily Trust) - The recent rush to acquire farmland in order to meet rising global demands for food and fuel is putting African countries at risk of bearing the social, economic, and environmental costs of global resource scarcity, says a new study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Read more... Sunday, 01 April 2012 11:46
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Malawi Losing $28m in Fisheries Resources

By Chancy Namadzunda, AfricaNews reporter in Lilongwe, Malawi

LILONGE, Malawi, January 26, 2012 (AfricaNews) - Malawi is losing $28 million (about MK4.6 billion) worth of fisheries resources each year due to unsustainable fishing in natural bodies, an estimate which represents 0.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the Ministry of Finance and Development's Economic valuation of Sustainable Natural Resource Use report in Malawi.

Read more... Thursday, 26 January 2012 12:57
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Livestock Insurance - A Chance to Outsmart Drought?

NeilPalmerCIATBy Jeff Haskins and Neil Palmer***

MARSABIT DISTRICT, Kenya, January 12, 2012 (The Nation) - The first thing that hits a visitor to Ginda village in northern Kenya is the smell. Farmer Haro Sora's land is littered with the carcasses of cattle and donkeys that have collapsed following an intense, prolonged drought. A skull here; half a ribcage there. In some places there are whole animals slumped on the roadside.

Read more... Thursday, 12 January 2012 23:10
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Zuma, Annan Push for Climate-Smart Agriculture

AgricPictBy Kemantha Govender

DURBAN, South Africa, December 08, 2011 BuaNews) - Climate-smart agriculture offers a "triple win" for food security, adaptation, and mitigation, President Jacob Zuma and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Wednesday.

Read more... Friday, 09 December 2011 21:44

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