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African Development Bank Economist to present report on continent’s wind energy market at Clean Power Africa this month

Some 5000 power professionals to gather in Cape Town read more

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“The time for a sustainable use of renewables is now. We do not have a choice. Clean energy is the way to go.”

Exclusive interview with Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director of ZAIDG, Zimbabwe and speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference. read more

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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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Zimbabwe to host international beekeeping conference

By Wallace Mawire

Zimbabwe will in 2014 host an international beekeeping conference, API-Expo Africa, an international beekeeping conference meant to promote beekeeping in the country and Africa at large.
According to Beekeepers Association of Zimbabwe (BKAZ) National Coordinator, Chaipa Mutandwa,API-Trade Africa in Uganda is the organizing body and secretariat of the expo. read more

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Cutting-edge customs systems to improve trade in SADC region

By Wallace Mawire

 

The World Customs Organization (WCO), under the theme “Borders Divide, Customs Connects,” has dedicated 2012 to the promotion of ICT-driven customs management systems, which include communications, connectivity and enhanced cooperation. Adopting the latest technology will lead to improved transparency, greater efficiency and enhanced security for customs administrations throughout the SADC region, according to the Southern Africa Trade read more

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Trade Hub supports regional energy regulators in SADC

By Wallace Mawire

The Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) is supporting the development of a five year strategic plan for the Regional Energy Regulators Association (RERA) for the period 2013 to 2017. read more

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Anti-piracy measures for continent’s coastline discussed at Maritime & Coastal Security Africa

 

High-level government, navy and industry leaders gather in Cape Town read more

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SADC initiative to harmonize seed policies advanced

 

by Wallace Mawire

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiatives on harmonization of seed policies are at an advanced stage with  only a few countries still to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). read more

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Zambia’s Agriculture Deputy Minister to Officially Open Regional Food Security Meeting

 

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Zambia, Nicholas Banda will officially open a regional food security policy dialogue taking place in Lusaka, Zambia on the 18th of October 2012. The dialogue, hosted by the Southern Africa Trust is in partnership with the Institute for Democracy (IDASA), an African democracy institute and the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU), will discuss ways to support small-holder farmers in southern Africa so they can increase food production at household level. Dr Chungu Mwila, the Chief Executive Officer of ACTESA-COMESA and Martin Muchero from SADC-FANR Directorate are expected to be part of the discourse together with government officials from SADC countries, farmer associations, members of COMESA and the SADC secretariat. read more

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