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Ivory Coast experts propose “agricultural offensive” to achieve food security

Cote d’Ivoire experts proposed a major “agricultural offensive” to achieve food security in the country. “It is important for us to think about increasing the quantity as well as the quality of agricultural produce,” the director for National Network for Food ...

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Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens. The billionaire and philanthropist says raising and selling the birds can be efficient to tackle extreme poverty. He has promised ...

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Invest more in agriculture research – FARA

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has called on African Governments to increase support for research in Agriculture to enhance agriculture production on the continent. Support for research in agriculture has become critical to ensure the integration of ...

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Governments Urged To Increase Investments In Agriculture Research

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has called on African Governments to increase support for research in Agriculture to enhance agriculture production on the continent. Support for research in agriculture has become critical to ensure the integration of science, ...

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Agriculture As A Tool To End Poverty

How Agriculture will contribute to alleviating poverty and ameliorate the lives of all Nigerians (including those in Non-Agricultural sectors) Our national economic live revolves around activities that promotes quality life for all people. These activities encompasses various sectors of the economy ...

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AYNAT encourages youth to venture into agric

The African Youth Network for Agricultural Transformation (AYNAT) has held a youth policy dialogue aimed at encouraging the youth to see agriculture as a life-long occupation. The forum brought together more than 70 participants to empower them to go into ...

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Africa produces 75% of cocoa but gets 2% of $100b chocolate market revenue

For centuries, the economies of African countries have been made dependent on advanced economies, and despite the enormous amount of natural resources in Africa, over 500 million citizens continue to live in poverty. A case in point is the cocoa ...

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Ghana Expected To Present Investment Projects At Moscow Forum

The Ghana Association of Farmers and Fishermen might find a market niche as Russian authorities have been looking for potential agricultural products exporters in Latin American, Asian and African regions. South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco have already shown ...

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Experts Take Steps To Strengthen Regional Food Security

A five-day conference to discuss research findings, constraints and opportunities along the root and tuber crops value chain in the West African sub-region has opened at Fumesua near Kumasi. The goal is to promote faster agricultural growth to serve as ...

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Without GMOs, South Africa maize yields ‘would be lower’

South Africa’s maize crop, scorched this season by a blistering drought, would be in far worse shape if it were not for the country’s embrace of genetically-modified (GMO) varieties and new farm technologies, an industry group said on Tuesday. South ...

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