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Delegation of the Committee on Food and Agriculture of the German Bundestag Visiting Namibia 2 – 6 April 2017

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  • 2 Months ago
Amongst field trips to several communal agricultural projects, a vocational training centre and commercial enterprises, the delegation is scheduled to meet with Hon. John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Hon. Utoni Nujoma, Minister of Land Reform, as well as members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources. The Embassy cordially invites the […]
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Conflicts and protracted crises hamper progress made to end hunger in the Near East and North Africa

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  • 2 Months ago
Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when the prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, anemia and poverty were decreasing, a new FAO report said today. The FAO Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in the Near East […]
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USAID and Partners Discuss Collective Progress on Food Security in Ghana

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  • 2 Months ago
From March 21-22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) met with the Government of Ghana and partners working to advance food security goals under the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Over the course of two days, the Feed the Future partners and the Government of Ghana examined […]
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CERF approves $22 million loan to further scale up FAO action to prevent famine in Somalia

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  • 2 Months ago
FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO’s Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities. This effort is part of the international response to […]
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UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

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  • 2 Months ago
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for $166 million to aid Kenyan pastoralists and farmers whose livestock and crops are suffering amid what the Government declared a “national drought disaster.” “With these funds, humanitarian actors will provide life-saving food, health, water and sanitation services to 2.6 million vulnerable Kenyans over the next […]
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Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

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  • 3 Months ago
Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries require external assistance for food, 28 of them […]
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USAID Intensifies Efforts to Boost Agricultural Opportunities

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  • 3 Months ago
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Feed the Future’s Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project hosted a summit to discuss the future of agriculture in Ghana from March 1-2. The event brought together development partners and the Ghana Government, as well as farmers and the private sector under the theme […]
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Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON®Star Programme

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  • 3 Months ago
Syngenta (www.Syngenta.com)’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet (1.2 t/ha, +40%), sorghum (1.1 t/ha, +86%), maize (2.7 t/ha, +101%), irrigated rice (9.4 t/ha, +11%) and rain-fed rice (2.0 t/ha, +33%). The achievements from year one of the APRON®Star project in Senegal are one of the […]
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Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

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  • 3 Months ago
Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, […]
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Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

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  • 3 Months ago
As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to protect the livelihoods of millions of families dependent on farming, livestock and fishing for their food and livelihoods. With the […]
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