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First Responsible and Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold Supply Chain Operational in Eastern Congo

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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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Daily Analysis for Monday May 20

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Lithium Market Becoming More Reliant on Batteries for Continued Strong Demand Growth

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Le Canada signe un traité sur l’investissement avec la Tanzanie

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzanie, 16 mai 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird et le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération internationale de la Tanzanie, M. Bernard Membe, ont fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante lors de la signature de l’Accord sur la promotion et la protection des investissements étrangers (APIE) entre le Canada et la Tanzanie :
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Canada and Tanzania Sign Investment Treaty

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, May 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Bernard Membe, Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, today issued the following statement upon signing the Canada-Tanzania Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA):
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Baird Furthers Canada’s Interests and Values in Kenya

OTTAWA, Canada, May 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today signalled Canada’s interest in growing trade and investment with Kenya and our intent to meaningfully engage when it comes to shared values.
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Le Canada appuie l’amélioration du climat des affaires au profit de l’agriculture en Afrique

LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 10 mai 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le ministre de la Coopération internationale, l’honorable Julian Fantino, a participé au Forum économique mondial (en anglais) sur l’Afrique, au forum sur l’investissement en Afrique (Grow Africa Investment Forum) et à la rencontre du conseil des dirigeants de la Nouvelle Alliance pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition du G8, qui se tiennent au Cap, en Afrique du Sud. Sa présence a pour but de promouvoir le recours aux partenariats avec le secteur privé pour trouver des solutions novatrices aux défis en matière de développement agricole durable, de sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition en Afrique.
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Canada works to improve business environment for African agriculture

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Harper Government boosts food production and economic growth in Africa / Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux highlights Earth Day

OTTAWA, Canada, April 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ African households will be better able to increase their food production and incomes as they improve their ability to adapt to the impacts of deforestation and the effects of weather on food security and livelihoods. Today, in recognition of Earth Day, Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, announced an agro-forestry initiative that will improve food production, reduce poverty and help African families adapt to weather-related challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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