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King Mohammed VI Deepens Morocco’s Economic, Security Ties with African Countries, Gains Support for W. Sahara Initiative

Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire praise Morocco’s reforms under King Mohammed ‘s leadership;
Back Morocco autonomy plan for W. Sahara, cite Mali, stability threat in Sahel
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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, February 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On January 28, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Mali.1 The Board also approved a disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) during the same meeting (See Press Release No. 13/24). read more

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Sarama Defines 11km-Long Gold-in-Soil Anomaly at its Gbarpolu Property in Liberia & Increases its Interest in Pedsam Properties to 65%

MALI – EU: food crisis. Italy to supply logistic support and trainers

ROME, Italy, January 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The refugee emergency and food crisis are what most concern the European Union in Mali. The alarm was sounded by Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva upon her return from a mission to Bamako and Burkina Faso, one month on from her last visit. read more

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Le Commissaire à la paix et à la sécurité, l’Ambassadeur Ramtane Lamamra, a reçu ce mercredi 23 janvier 2013, dans son bureau, S.E.M Laurent Kavakure, Ministre des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération Internationale de la République du Burundi

ADDIS ABEBA, Ethiopie, 24 janvier 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Lors de cette audience, le Commissaire à la paix et à la sécurité n’a pas manqué de remercier le Gouvernement de la République du Burundi, en tant que pays contributeur à la Mission de l’Union africaine en Somalie (AMISOM), pour sa contribution aux efforts de l’Union africaine dans la recherche de la stabilité et d’une paix durable en Somalie. Il a également passé en revue les situations de conflit sur le Continent, et sur la question de la crise au Mali, le Commissaire a rappelé l’offre faite par le Burundi à fournir des troupes. Comme la Mission Internationale de Soutien au Mali sous conduite africaine (MISMA) est maintenant devenue une préoccupation panafricaine et non seulement ouest africaine, le Commissaire a indiqué que la Commission accueille favorablement l’offre du Burundi. read more

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ACE submarine cable available in the first 13 countries

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Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation and Fairtrade

Contents
Executive Summary v
Acknowledgements viii
List of tables, boxes, figures and diagrams ix
1. Introduction 1
2. Conceptualising Fairtrade in agricultural commodities and climate change 1
2.1 Introducing Fairtrade 1
2.2 Climate science, impact models and trends 1
2.3 Vulnerability, Adaptive Capacity and Resilience 3
2.4 Stakeholder climate knowledge 5
2.5 Climate change impacts on smallholder agriculture 5
2.6 Agricultural innovation systems 6
2.7 Types of adaptation responses 7
2.8 Conceptualising agricultural adaptation 7
3. The effects of climate on selected Fairtrade crops 10
3.1 Plant responses to increases in CO2 10
3.2 Changes in temperature 11
3.3 Changes in precipitation 11
3.4 Implications for crop production 11
3.4.1 Rice 11
3.4.2 Cotton 12
3.4.3 Vegetables 13
3.4.4 Coffee 14
3.4.5 Cocoa 15
3.4.6 Tea 15
3.4.7 Banana 16
3.4.8 Sugar cane 17
3.5 Summarising the evidence 17
4. Assessing the projected climate change impacts on key Fairtrade countries 18
4.1 Projected climate change impacts 18
4.2 Example country case studies 22
4.2.1 Kenya 22
4.2.2 Mali 23
4.2.3 Dominican Republic 24
5. Reviewing the evidence on the impacts of climate change on global trade in
Fairtrade commodities 25
6. Identifying possible adaptation strategies for Fairtrade 25
6.1 Farm level changes 25
6.1.1 Cropping adaptations 25
6.1.2 Improving the effectiveness of pest, disease and weed management practices 26
6.1.3 Plant breeding 26
6.1.4 Irrigation and improved water harvesting and management 26
6.1.5 Soil conservation 26
6.1.6 Diversifi cation of the farming system 26
6.2 Policy and institutional changes 28
6.2.1 Build up climate knowledge of producer groups 28
6.2.2 Encourage all producer groups and enterprises to integrate climate
considerations in their planning and impact assessment 29
6.2.3 Support participatory adaptation processes at community level 29
6.2.4 Provision of fi nancial support for transition 30
6.2.5 Improve on-going access to weather information 30
6.2.6 Contingency planning and crop insurance 30
6.2.7 Agricultural learning, extension and innovation 30
6.2.8 Improving ecosystem stewardship 31
6.2.9 Payments for ecosystem services and climate fi nance 31
6.2.10 Changing the content of standards 32
6.2.11 Livelihood Diversifi cation and Migration 32
6.2.12 Estate agriculture and hired labour 33
7. Conclusions 34
References 38
Annexes 43
1. Development barriers, promoters and climate change dimensions 43
2. Additional Country-level Climate Projections for 2060s, Africa 44
3. Additional Country-level Climate Projections for 2060s, Caribbean/Central America and Asia 45
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Lighting Africa Program Awards Innovative Solutions

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Innov Africa forum essential for Africa’s Mobile Communication services

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Sarama Resources announces $500,000 private placement

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En dépit du ralentissement économique mondial, les économies d’Afrique connaissent une robuste croissance. La Banque mondiale encourage ces pays à dépenser judicieusement les recettes de leurs nouvelles ressources pétrolières, gazières et minières

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Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly― New Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wealth an Opportunity for Inclusive Development

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Emergency Aid Headed to Niger for Sahel Crisis

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Déclaration de Libreville : Le GTIA appuie le Togo dans la mise en œuvre

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