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EBAFOSA calls for all inclusive climate action towards food security in Ghana

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Accra, Monday 20, 2017 — The Ecosystem Based Adaption for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA; www.ebafosa.org), established under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Programme will join the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation to launch the all-inclusive pan-African framework on food security in Ghana on the 3RD of March, 2017 at the University of Ghana (ISSER Auditorium) from 8:30 to 12:30 pm. The event is expected to bring together key stakeholders in all areas– public and private sectors, educational and research institutions, individuals publics/citizens, community based organizations, international intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, civil society groups, etc. to collaborate in developing and implementing policy solutions to upscale Ecosystem Based Adaptation – driven agriculture and its value chain improvements toward ensuring sustainable inclusive growth in Ghana. read more

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

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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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Ethiopia: Minority Regime’s Fiefdom Syndrome

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NEW SEED LEGISLATION SPELLS DISASTER FOR SMALL FARMERS IN AFRICA

Civil society organisations from the SADC region, and around the world have condemned the SADC draft Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Plant Breeders’ Rights) as spelling disaster for small farmers and food security in the region. These groups, representing millions of farmers in Africa and around the world have submitted their concerns to the SADC Secretariat. They are calling for the rejection of the Protocol and urgent consultations with farmers, farmer movements and civil society before it’s too late. read more

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Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk

ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million. read more

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SATH initiative to focus on minimizing groundnut aflatoxin contamination

by Wallace Mawire

 

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The Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) is planning to partner with organizations in need of technical assistance along the groundnut value chain to minimize risk of aflatoxin contamination, according to a SATH spokesperson.
According to SATH, groundnuts are one of Southern Africa’s most important crops, but contamination by the carcinogenic fungus aflatoxin has become a public health issue and a significant barrier to trade. Risks associated with the fungus include liver cancer, impaired growth for children under five and suppression of the immune system. read more

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China Oilseed Processing Report Provides Exclusive Insight Into Growth and Investment Potential in the Sector Over Next Decade; Report Now Available

Complete in-depth report on China oilseed processing sector now available for purchase. Danvers, MA, March, 2013 –(PR.com)– The just-released, in-depth report entitled Bringing Transparency to the Chinese Oilseed Processing Sector is now available for sale through Global AgInvestingSM Research & Insight (http://www.globalaginvesting.com/ResearchInsights/detail?contentid=2517). 

The in-depth insider report provides a comprehensive analysis of the market dynamics driving growth in the Chinese oilseed processing industry over the next decade including: read more

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FAO’s support in transforming the agriculture sector in Uganda / Uganda encouraged to embrace commercial farming

ROME, Italy, March 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting rural smallholders in the country’s agriculture sector. read more

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Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), will meet today President Joyce Banda to discuss the country’s challenges on nutrition and food security and underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area. read more

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Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country. He will also launch a second project, worth €50 million, to provide access to sustainable energy for a million of Burundi’s citizens, particularly for those living in rural areas. read more

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World Cocoa Foundation and TCHO Partner to Boost Flavor and Value of Ghana’s Cocoa Crop

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and chocolate maker TCHO are collaborating to introduce innovations and quality improvements to cocoa grown in Ghana. This will take the form of a “Flavor Lab” located at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and on-farm extension work. The project’s goal is to demonstrate to farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their products. read more

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