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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.
Poverty rates in Northwest Tunisia are among the highest in the country and unemployment is rampant. This was recently demonstrated by the Tunisian statistical agency of a region where rural communities face a daily struggle against tough agricultural and environmental conditions. This beautiful mountainous part of Tunisia is rich in natural resources with 75 percent of the national water supply and more than half the country’s forests. But these assets have been over exploited and badly managed. Furthermore, communities here are remote and often isolated contending with a lack of government services, poor soil conditions and a constant threat of natural disasters.
- Congo has assets that should allow it to become a leading economic player if it diversifies its economy.
- Congo must develop the private sector in order to create jobs.
- The World Bank’s role is to assist Congo in developing policies that address the needs of the population and the economy.
Brazzaville, January, 2013 – In a recent interview with Tosolola News, a World Bank publication, Eustache Ouayoro, the World Bank country director for both Congos (DRC and Republic of Congo), talked about the development prospects for Congo.
Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya’s Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy
NAIROBI, Kenya, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($US 68 million) in 2010 and 6.6 billion shillings in 2009, far outstripping the roughly 1.3 billion shillings injected from forestry and logging each year, according to a joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
High-level government, navy and industry leaders gather in Cape Town