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Climate Change in Africa's Major River Basins Could Impede Continent's Farm Transformation Efforts, Increase Cross-Border Water Conflicts

Volta-RiverTSHWANE, South Africa, November 20, 2011 - Climate change could significantly alter water flows in major river basins in Africa, presenting a new barrier to nascent efforts to better manage water for food production and to resolve potential cross-border water conflicts all over southern Africa, according to research findings presented at the Third International Forum on Water and Food in Tshwane, South Africa.

Read more... Monday, 21 November 2011 10:01
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Increased Sugar Projects Do Benefit All

By Staff Writer

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 14, 2011 (A Week in the Horn) - Driven by the government’s determination to defeat poverty, the favorable climate, fertile soil and water resources have brought about significant improvements in every aspect of life in Ethiopia. This has been coupled with significant improvement in the government’s capacity to respond to emergency situations as the domestic response to the current food crisis has shown.

Read more... Monday, 14 November 2011 09:35
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How to Harvest Agricultural Opportunities in Africa

By Omri Van Zyl***

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 29, 2011 (Trade Invest)- Developing agribusinesses in Africa has many challenges including political instability, security of tenure, lack of transportation systems, few financial risk guarantee bodies, corruption and infrastructure challenges to name a few.

Read more... Saturday, 03 September 2011 21:01
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Sierra Leone: Timely Boost For Agriculture

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, June 2, 2011 (Buziness Africa) — The World Bank on has approved support for two projects in the agriculture sector worth $42 million as grants, meant to boost agriculture production and the sales of agricultural produce in Sierra Leone and to contribute significantly to the delivery of government's Agenda for Change priorities in this sector, a release from the bank said.

Read more... Thursday, 02 June 2011 20:39
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Business Forum Ends Agribusiness Development Seminar

By Rachel Horner

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 24, 2011 (Concord Times) — With more than half of the country's active population engaged in agriculture, government and its development partners are making frantic efforts to promote the sector. As a major stakeholder in private sector development, the Agribusiness Working Group of the Sierra Leone Business Forum (SLBF) Ltd has concluded a one-day seminar on the "Role of Agribusiness in Private Sector Development".

Read more... Thursday, 24 March 2011 13:15
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The Industrial Fishing Sector

By Amadou Jallow

GAMBIA, March 23, 2011 (Buziness Africa) - Industrial fishing operations began in The Gambia in 1968, with the establishment of the Atlantic Marine Products Company, a then British fishing company.

Read more... Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:19

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