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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Forest products critical to fight hunger – including insects / New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption

ROME, Italy, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).

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Canada works to improve business environment for African agriculture

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa /African Press Organization (APO)/ The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, attended the World Economic Forum on Africa, Grow Africa Investment Forum, and G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Leadership Council in Cape Town, South Africa, to promote private sector partnerships as a way to achieve innovative solutions to the challenges facing sustainable agricultural development, food security, and nutrition in Africa.

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Standard Bank uses sustainable strategy to mesh commercial reality and social relevance

2012 Sustainability Report proves that Standard Bank’s strategy and sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well in the past 12 months

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AfDB’s COMPELLING CASE FOR AFRICA’S STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

For the African Development Bank (AfDB), transforming Africa’s economies entails diversifying and expanding the sources of economic growth and opportunity in a manner that promotes greater productivity for sustained and inclusive economic development.

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The African Development Bank’s Compelling Case for Africa’s Structural Transformation

AfDB Annual Meetings take place from 27-31 May in Marrakech, Morocco

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New Dates & Agenda the Africa Food Security Conference & Agri Exhibition

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US agriculture aims to strengthen SA trade

A US agricultural trade mission met South African food industry delegates in Sandton this week for talks on developing trade relations between South African and US food producers.

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Benin: Accelerate Real Economic Growth and Reduce the Incidence of Poverty

World Bank allocates US$30 million to support economic and structural reforms

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US Food Seminar to Explore Diversifying the Southern African Food Basket

On Thursday, 18 April 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a consortium of U.S. food and ingredient producers will host a food seminar in Sandton.

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Dubai: Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

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Hughes Expands Managed Network Services for African Development Bank

Services include MPLS cloud circuits to regional banks and broadband connectivity in 32 countries

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La Banque mondiale finance un nouveau soutien à l’agriculture pour le Mali

WASHINGTON, 2 avril 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le conseil d’administration de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un prêt IDA* sans intérêt de 20 millions de dollars en faveur du Mali pour aider le pays à développer et à améliorer son agriculture et sa production alimentaire en favorisant des liens plus étroits avec l’industrie agro-alimentaire et le crédit commercial.

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Uganda maps just got better

Over 30,000 places in Uganda mapped including businesses, market centres, shops and churches

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