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Half of Malnourished People in Africa are Farmers

“Half of all malnourished people in Africa are farmers who produce food.” Professor Calestous Juma of Harvard’s Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest, says that farmers are underfed due to infrastructural incapacity and can alleviate their problems through technology application, improvements in supply chains, and rural development of telecoms, transportation, energy, and education. […]

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The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

“Half of all malnourished people in Africa are farmers who produce food.” Professor Calestous Juma of Harvard’s Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest, says that farmers are underfed due to infrastructural incapacity and can alleviate their problems through technology application, improvements in supply chains, and rural development of telecoms, transportation, energy, and education. […]

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AfDB Approves U.S.$ 258 Million Loans and Grants to Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Niger

The African Development Bank approved $258 million US in loans and grants to Burkina Faso, Mozambique, and Niger. These grants focus on the creation of a sound business environment, development of policies, land tenure security, new infrastructure, and other issues.

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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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Agric Ministry, CBN Partner on Marketing Infrastructure

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria in order to strengthen marketing institutions and infrastructure for rural communities. The absence of ready markets for agricultural produce is a large factor in postharvest losses, and current rural and market infrastructure is inhibiting farmers from reaping the […]

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Gambia: FAO Conducts Seminar on Post Harvest Management for Food Security

The Gambian government held a workshop with the FAO to deal with the pest, disease, and infrastructure issues related to food security. http://allafrica.com/stories/201107210762.html

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In Defence of Rwanda’s Agricultural Underperformance

Rwanda is being held back by education, irrigation and drought issues, and a perceived risk in agricultural payback. The Minister of Agriculture is focusing on crop intensification projects, consolidating farmer land into cooperatives, and investing in postharvest infrastructure as a means to address the subpar agricultural results. http://www.independent.co.ug/News/regional-news/4415-in-defence-of-rwandas-agricultural-underperformance

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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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DA Turns Over Php5.2M Aggie Projects to LGU Libona, Bukidnon

Philippines – LIBONA, Bukdinon, July 18 (PIA) – In effort to improve the agricultural sector in the Philippines, about Php 5.2million worth of agricultural projects were turned-over by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to the local government unit (LGU). Of particular interest ares a village-scale corn cob dryer program to protect against PHL during the rainy season and […]

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We Are Suffering ‘Double Double’ Under Mills, Ghanaians Tell Nana

Citizens and farmers complain to the 2012 New Patriot Part (NPP) candidate for President about the state of rural roads, blaming it for large postharvest losses and advocating for changes in the government approach.

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