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LICEX 2013 Launched Sustainable development and investment opportunities in Lebanon’s infrastructure
“Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor is key to advancing sustainable development in the region.” UNDP Report
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today.
“African countries are increasingly focused on the potential renewable energy offers to their economies.”
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- Africa has the potential to create a trillion-dollar food market
- But farmers need better access to help them grow and trade their products
- A new report outlines challenges and solutions to Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness sectors
WASHINGTON –A new World Bank report “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness,” says that Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods. The report calls on governments to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa.
WASHINGTON, March, 2013 – Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.
ABUJA, Nigeria, February 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – West Africa must adopt a forward looking approach in resolving divergences in its negotiations of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) for a free trade area of the two regions, a senior official of Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has said.
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.
Africa, with all its natural resources, is the ideal location for renewable energy infrastructure investment and development. With potential growth in renewable energy investment set to grow from US $3,6 billion in 2012 to US $57 billion by 2020, the ‘gold rush’ has started. The large volume of foreign direct investment into the South African Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) established by the South African Department of Energy to identify investment opportunities in the electricity sector is evidence of this gold rush.
At the ibis Dakar inauguration ceremony, Accor took the opportunity to unveil its expansion objectives in sub-Saharan Africa and also launched PLANET 21, its sustainable development strategy, on this continent
by Wallace Mawire Ramsar Secretary General, Sir Anada Tiega is visiting Zimbabwe to commemorate the 2013 national World Wetlands Day commemoration. The commemoration is today being held at the Malilangombe wetland in ward 23 of Matobo district in Matebeleland province in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean commemorations are being held under the theme:Wetlands take care of water-protect them.According to Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Francis Nhema, Zimbabwe has seven sites which are designated as Ramsar sites. “These are Monavale Vlei,Cleveland Dam,Chinhoyi Caves,Mana Pools,Victoria Falls National Park,Driefontein Grasslands and Lake Chivero,” Nhema said. He urged the nation to take stock of their actions to evaluate contribution to wetlands degradation. “Wetlands deliver essential environmental,social and economic goods and services such as local level climate control, flood mitigation,food and act as regulators and providers of water.The link between water resources management and the wise use of wetlands cannot be separated,” Minister Nhema said. The theme for this year’s World Wetlands Day on 2 February is Wetlands and Water Management. The key objective of World Wetlands Day 2013 is to raise people’s awareness of the interdependence between water and wetlands, to highlight ways to ensure the equitable sharing of water between different stakeholder groups and to understand that without wetlands there will be no water. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. The treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and the Convention’s member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet.