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USAID Study Examines Impact of Trade-Related Fees and Charges in Ghana

The study details how official and unofficial fees and charges associated with trade impact Ghana’s trade volume, government revenues, and private sector viability read more

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Syngenta to establish 20 seedling production sites in 20 districts in Zambia

Syngenta (www.Syngenta.com) in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc. (www.Fintrac.com), to help smallholder farmers gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers. read more

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Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 launched

On the 25th of March, a cross-sectorial initiative analyzing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihood launched in Addis Ababa. The Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) encourages governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met today in Ethiopia to discuss the future of the livestock sector in Africa. read more

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Breast Cancer More Aggressive in Men

Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) works through private institutions to improve the quality of life in rural and urban poor communities of Uganda. UHMG works towards increasing access to affordable quality health solutions in malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning and maternal and child health interventions. read more

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Signing Ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding on the Development of Geothermal Energy in East Africa between the US Agency for International Development and the AUC

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – MEDIA ADVISORY read more

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First Grain Warehouse Receipts Issued in Ghana

Both Producers and Consumers to Benefit

TAMALE, Ghana, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Getting a loan, storing crops, earning more from sales—all are about to become a little easier for Ghanaian grain farmers and traders with the recent issuance of the first grain warehouse receipts. This auspicious event took place in December in Tamale, in northern Ghana, a relatively poor area that is the focus of development efforts. The receipts are a record of deposit that can be accepted as collateral by banks and nonbank financial institutions. read more

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HUNGER SEASON BITES ACROSS SOUTHERN AFRICA AS MILLIONS FACE PROSPECT OF FOOD SHORTAGES

by Wallace Mawire

Working with government and partners, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up efforts to deliver food assistance tomore than 3.5million people in drought-hit areas of southern Africa. Among the worst affectedcountries are Malawi, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. Communities already struggling to feed their families are now bracing for the onset of the so-called hunger season that traditionally lasts from December until harvest time in March, according to a WFP spokesperson. read more

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Africare to outline essential role of civil society, small-scale farming and best practices at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum

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Results Profile: Rwanda

 

Rwanda: Achieving Food Security, Reducing Poverty, Moving up the Value Chain
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Clinical Care Options Announces Public/Private Partnership Targeting HIV Care In South Africa

 

RESTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Clinical Care Options (CCO) has announced it is developing a new program to support South African physicians and nurses in the management of HIV-infected and HIV/TB-coinfected patients. This new interactive digital training and certification program called inPractice® Africa will also provide training for HIV nurses. CCO is a leader in the development of innovative technology, print, and live medical education programs that reach clinicians in 200 countries around the world. read more

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Airtel, GSMA work together to empower approximately 250,000 small-holder Kenyan farmers

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – read more

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USAID Awards $50 Million to Plan International to Improve Health Care in Northern Uganda

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Plan International USA will lead a multi-year collaborative effort to improve health systems in 15 districts in Northern Uganda. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded Plan and its partners a $50 million grant to: read more

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Collaborating with West Africa Trade Hub at Natural Products Expo West to Promote Baobab for Sound Economic Development and Social Justice in Africa

West Africa Trade Hub and Atacora Essential are collaborating at Natural Products Expo West to advance Baobab Fruit in the US market. Baobab has many health benefits for consumers, and its revaluation can help advance sustainable community development in Africa. read more

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EPIC Global Media and USAID to Produce a Multimedia Branding Campaign for Ghana

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — EPIC Global Media, an award-winning, woman-owned creative agency has signed a Global Development Alliance (GDA) with the United States Agency for International Development Mission to Ghana to produce a multimedia branding campaign aimed at building and presenting the brand of Ghana internationally. The resulting 30- minute documentary-style production and 30-second commercial will air on television throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States. An innovative online distribution campaign will be used to reach an even wider audience. read more

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