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Tanzania: Experts Mull ‘Super Cassava’

A team of international scientists has published a map with detailed and accurate genetic information that will help to improve cassava production in Tanzania and elsewhere. The map – scientifically known as high-quality genome assembly – was published after the ...

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Africa Must Invest in Agriculture

The only way Africa can deliver tangible results in agriculture is to mobilise its own human and financial resources and invest more in the sector. This was said by the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Tumussine ...

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African gov’ts urged to invest in cashew industry

Ms Rita Weidinger, Executive Director of African Cashew Initiative (ACI), has called on African governments to invest in the production and policy development of the cashew sector, to increase economic value and enhance private investment. She noted that it is ...

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CNC meets to deliberate on Malabo Declaration

Non-state actors have met to reflect on progress made in firming up efforts to push for the full implementation of the Malabo Declaration on agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. Members of the Comprehensive African Agricultural ...

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Africa’s agric sector needs radical approach – NEPAD CEO

The CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) agency Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki has challenged African leaders to evolve innovative and pragmatic strategy that will help deal with the emerging trends and challenges of the agriculture sector. He ...

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Farmer unions to help Africa shape agricultural policies

Non-state actors from Africa have met in Accra, to renew their partnership commitments towards assisting governments develop inclusive agricultural policies and design programmes for food security and fight malnutrition Members of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Non-State Actors’ ...

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USAID pledges support to agriculture in Liberia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged its commitment to the development of agriculture in Liberia. According to the Mission Director of USAID in Liberia, Anthony S.Chan, enhancing the role of agriculture in fostering economic development and ...

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Nigeria Now World’s Largest Cassava Producer – Agric Minister

Minister of State of Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, who represented the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the country is now the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output ...

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Africa Can Feed itself and the World, Why Not?

“Agriculture, across Africa, must now be taken as a business – to generate wealth and rapidly diversify our economies – not for managing poverty,” AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina said. Agriculture is the answer to Africa’s development and has the potential ...

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Climate Change is threating Food production in Africa

Africa’s food crops are currently in danger. Climate change is challenging food security in many parts of the world including Africa and if timed transformation in the continent isn’t carried out, there could be an impact on the food production ...

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