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Hisara Agriculture University Organized Training

Hisara Agriculture University in Chandigarh, India, will organize training camps through the state to provide the most recent information about agriculture to farmers and rural women, including topics on commercial vegetable production, safe grain storage, and the preparation of compost. Special training to control insects in paddy nurseries will also be featured.

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New Agriculture Policy Govt Urged to Focus on Women Farmers

In a dialogue led by ActionAid, participants in a consultation workshop urged the government to revise its agricultural policy and focus on smallholder farmers, especially women, as a major factor in boosting the economic development. Both women and youth are largely ignored in Pakistani agriculture and policy considerations. Farmers also called for storage facilities and […]

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EC Seeks Proposals for Projects to Improve the Livelihood of Rural Households in Malawi through Improvement in Post-harvest Storage and Processing Methods

The Malawi government is seeking proposals for postharvest storage and processing and diversification of smallholder agriculture productivity. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 6, 2012. http://www.fundsforngos.org/europe/ec-seeks-proposals-projects-improve-livelihood-rural-households-malawi-improvement-postharvest-storage-processing-methods/      

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Exploring Sustainable Solutions for Increasing Global Food Supplies

‘Exploring Sustainable Solutions for Increasing Global Food Supplies’ is a report from a workshop held by the National Research Council. Agricultural issues related to climate change, energy efficiency, food value chain, political economy, and more are all discussed. http://www.scribd.com/doc/76873514/Exploring-Sustainable-Solutions

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Food Processing Curbs Climate Losses for Cameroon’s Women Farmers

In Cameroon, roads also pose serious problems for farmers. Women farmers find that processed agricultural products help prevent heavy PHL that would otherwise occur during the transportation of produce. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is providing loans to farmers to enable them to buy more processing technology. http://www.trust.org/item/?map=food-processing-curbs-climate-losses-for-cameroons-women-farmers  

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Gold and Oil Cannot Develop Ghana Better Than Farming – Veep

The Ghanaian government is encouraging youth to focus on agriculture as a means of moving out of poverty and is providing irrigation facilities to the north part of the country to increase harvest times. http://www.modernghana.com/news/352901/1/gold-and-oil-cannot-develop-ghana-better-than-farm.html

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U.S. Kicks off Agricultural Program in South Sudan

South Sudan is aiming to nearly double staple-food crop production by 2013. USAID will continue to support agriculture ventures as a means of diversifying the economy, as evidenced by the launch of their 2005 initiative in Sudan’s green belt zone. They are also focusing on women-centric approaches through education and workshops. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/U.S.+kicks+off+agricultural+program+in+South+Sudan.-a0226675576

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Agriculture Offers Recipe for Nigeria’s Economic Challenges

Nigeria is advised to treat agriculture as a potential solution for job creation, economic growth, and public health. Youth involvement should be developed, as well as a supportive financial system, recommended Dr. Peter Hartmann of the National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER). http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/09/agriculture-offers-recipe-for-nigeria%E2%80%99s-economic-challenges/

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Ghana Can Become Net Exporter of Food

Ghana is also preparing to become a major supplier of food in the African continent, as its success with farms under the National Service Scheme (NSS) has paved the way for a possible rebirth of an agricultural economy. Governmental importance on the projects aid in developing such farms as sources of future employment for youth, […]

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FG to Empower Women Farmers – Minister

Nigeria targets the empowerment of women through farming as a means of restoring the nation’s ‘lost glory in agriculture.’ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/07/fg-to-empower-women-farmers-minister/

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