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Post-harvest Losses and Food Sustainability Challenges: A Case Study of Rural Maize Farmers in Ghana, West Africa

The book “Post-harvest Losses and Food Sustainability Challenges: A case study of rural maize farmers in Ghana, West Africa” was recently published through Lambert Academic Publishing. https://www.lap-publishing.com/catalog/details//store/gb/book/978-3-659-11554-7/post-harvest-losses-and-food-sustainability-challenges

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EU Development Cooperation With Kenya

The EU development cooperation with Kenya focuses on transport infrastructure and agriculture & rural development.  An example of a funded project in these areas include the Kenya Rural Development Programme, with 66.4 million Euros in funding focusing on research, knowledge acquisition, improving productivity, reducing PHL, and drought management http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2012/05/02/eu-development-cooperation-with-kenya

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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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Agriculture in Rwanda: Ownership and Improving Delivery

Rwanda attests to the need for and success of food aid programs at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea. Funding from countries such as India and Brazil, food aid programs such as USAID and DFID, and governmental initiatives such as the Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (II) and […]

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The Case of Ghana’s President Special Initiative on Oil Palm

The former President of the Republic of Ghana urges a focus on palm oil production as a means of creating food security in sub-Saharan countries. Farmers in these countries face high PHL and are in need of other means of generating income. South-East Asian countries have experienced a reduction in poverty levels and employment growth due to […]

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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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Conference Covers Past, Present, and Future of International Food Aid and Development Assistance

USDA and USAID collaborated with others at International Food Aid and Development Conference. 600 people from over 25 countries. Had sessions and discussions about reducing postharvest loss.  http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/06/30/conference-covers-past-present-and-future-of-international-food-aid-and-development-assistance/

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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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NESG: Nigeria Loses 1.2tr Yearly to Poor Agric Development

Nigeria has conducted a study to understand the monetary and physical losses in their agricultural sector. Focusing on government involvement in order to use agricultural as a means of rural development (and to facilitate social cohesion). http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nesg-nigeria-loses-n1-2tr-yearly-to-poor-agric-devt/93198/  

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