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Feeding Africa: Australian Knowledge Helps Meet A Continent’s Climate Change Challenges

African food security problems are seen as an opportunity for development by Australia, as the two continents produce many of the same crops in similar climatic conditions. Australian policies and infrastructure are more developed than their African counterparts in terms of agriculture and food security, and Australian participation in the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change […]

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Ninth Annual Partnership Meeting Between AfDB and FAO Takes Place in Tunis

The African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank will loan $70 million to Uganda for its Community Agriculture Infrastructure Improvement Plan in order to improve storage facilities and secure more resources for mechanization. This plan intends to reduce PHL by 20%. The 9th annual partnership meeting between the African Development Bank and the FAO […]

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Unido Asks Exporters to Support Setting up of Traceability System

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is working with the Philippine Department of Agriculture and Department of Trade and Industry to implement the Philippine-Traceability (P-Trace) System, which would aid in helping the country’s agriculture be more competitive on the global market. The project requires about $5 million for initial implementation, is modeled after the Egyptian-Traceability […]

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Phl-Korea Rice Processing Complex Inaugurated

Another Korean-Filipino joint rice PHL processing facility has been launched at last. This type of partnership has greatly aided both countries since the 1960s, when a Filipino-developed rice variety helped make South Korea self-sufficient in rice. This is the fifth such facility to be constructed between the two countries since 2006. http://www.pangasinan.gov.ph/2011/09/phl-korea-rice-processing-complex-inaugurated/

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Experts Outline Options for Ending Horn of Africa’s Food Vulnerability

Experts at a conference hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), and the CGIAR Consortium unanimously called for more agricultural research, market infrastructure development, and robust policies and partnerships. Practical applications included: diversification of crops better suited for drylands, better storage, partnerships to scale up […]

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Sub-regional Workshop on Post-harvest Loss Reduction in West Africa

A sub-regional workshop on post-harvest loss reduction in West Africa was held from 31 May – 3 June 2011 in Accra. The FAO collaborated with the World Bank and the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, to organize a workshop on the subject of post-harvest losses reduction. The workshop, which attracted 30 agricultural and […]

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African Union Signs MOU with UN FAO

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the African Union Commission (AUC) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was signed on July 5 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The MoU defines the areas of cooperation between the two bodies in support of regional capacity building to reduce post harvest losses. […]

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New Vistas for India-New Zealand Trade

New Zealand and India working on collaborative partnership – in the agricultural sector, NZ is helping India with its food security issue. NZ wants to revolutionize the post-harvest management logistics in India. India sees NZ expertise in agriculture as one that will aid in the reduction of their high postharvest loss. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-07-01/news/29726268_1_india-new-zealand-new-zealand-prime-minister-strategic-relationship

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Gates Foundation Grants $11.8 Million for Agricultural Development in Ethiopia

Following its receipt of a $11.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme announced today it will partner with the Ministry of Agriculture to support the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA). http://www.ezega.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?Page=heads&NewsID=2961

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