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Agriculture Support Still Low in Africa

By Martin Luther Oketch

AFRICA, February 23, 2011 (The Monitor) - Africa still possesses an abundance of one resource that is becoming ever more fiercely fought over: agricultural land. However, in a World Bank meeting last week, it was revealed that only one per cent of commercial lending in Africa went to agriculture in 2010.

Read more... Wednesday, 23 February 2011 13:31
 
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Water Wells Project Takes Off

By Pudenciana Temba

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, February 19, 2011 (Tanzania Daily News) - If one goes to any village in Tanzania and Africa in general and ask the communities what is their priority basic need if they were to be given support, they would certainly say it is water.

Read more... Sunday, 20 February 2011 13:29
 
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Indian puts food security at heart of Africa agenda

MUMBAI, India, January 10, 2011 (IANS) - With barely months to go before the second India-Africa Forum Summit, India Monday said the Indian model of 'green revolution' had an appeal for African countries across the board and underlined that boosting agriculture and food security were at the heart of its engagement with the 53-nation African continent.

Read more... Thursday, 10 February 2011 11:16
 
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Ending Africa's Hunger Means Listening to Farmers

By Stephen Leahy
NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 16, 2010 (IPS
) - Africa is hungry - 240 million people are undernourished. Now, for the first-time, small African farmers have been properly consulted on how to solve the problem of feeding sub-Saharan Africa. Their answers appear to directly repudiate a massive international effort to launch an African Green Revolution funded in large part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read more... Sunday, 17 October 2010 09:05
 
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World Bank to Boost Support to Agriculture

World Bank to Boost Support to AgricultureNEW YORK, September 26, (UN) - The World Bank has announced it will provide $9.350 billion in soft loans to aid the agriculture, health and education sectors in developing countries.

Read more... Sunday, 26 September 2010 12:59
 
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African Union Holds Conference on Agric, Food and Climate Change

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 12, 2010 (Press Release) -“The African Union Commission is encouraged by the level of enthusiasm demonstrated by all our agriculture and climate change experts and stakeholders gathered here today to address the subject of food security, agriculture and climate change. These are all inextricably linked with significant consequences for us if there are not carefully managed”.

Read more... Sunday, 12 September 2010 13:25
 


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