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Farming module provides locally produced food all year round

EkoFARMER farming modules are the ideal solution for example for restaurants and industry kitchens wanting to offer clean, locally produced food to their customers. ©Exsilio

A new, unique solution enables profitable ecological cultivation in urban environments read more

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FAO addresses Pan-African Parliament on unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

Africa accounts for 45 percent of the world’s surface area suitable for agricultural production. Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home to an abundant supply of labour for agriculture-related products and services. read more

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African Governments Must Prioritize Agriculture to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth and Development

Côte d’Ivoire to host the Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2017, a high level continental Forum. Smallholder farmers as agribusiness game changers expected to top discussions read more

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The only way Zambia can achieve the status of being a breadbasket is to zero rate agriculture

Exclusive interview with Mr Jervis Zimba, President of the ZNFU, the owners of the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia, taking place for the fourth time in Chisamba from 27-29 April. read more

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African Leaders Discuss Digital Transformation in Public Sector

Microsoft is confirming its commitment to digital transformation in the public sector in Africa, by bringing together government decision makers from across the continent, at an event in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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Canadian Government to Invest $120m into Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has announced the kick-start of a project termed ‘Planting for Food & Jobs programme’ under Ghana’s agricultural sector which is set to receive 125 million Canadian Dollars investment from the Canadian government. According to the minister, the project will create over 750,000 jobs for the youth. The project is scheduled to commence this March and to continue during the next farming season this year. The project seeks to create a sustainable food security structure for all people across the country. Planting for Food & Jobs will be operating under five main components: supply of improved seedlings, provision of fertilisers, extension services, marketing for produce and e-agriculture. Ken Ofori-Atta – Ghana’s Finance Minister represented the government of Ghana to sign the agreement which allows the release of the funds. The Canada government was represented by Ms Heather Anne Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana. read more

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Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report

Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the next two decades. read more

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Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Developing world’s share of global investment to triple by 2030
  • China, India will be developing world’s largest investors
  • Boost to education needed so poor can improve their well-being

Global Development Horizons 2013: Capital For the Future from WB_Research

In less than a generation, global saving and investment will be dominated by the developing world, says the just-released Global Development Horizons (GDH) report. read more

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IMF SAYS GAMBIA’S VAT IS KILLING THE ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Gambia’s newly introduced Tax collection system — the Value Added Tax (VAT)- is killing the country’s ailing economy and businesses. “The outlook for the economy is generally favorable for 2013, but there are risks. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate, if the recovery in crop production is sustained. read more

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