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Philippines – Crop Protection Assured

The Philippine government’s focus on the rice and corn sectors has led to the expectation of food sufficiency in 2013. Crop insurance companies have been of aid to farmers as they approach the wet season. Targeted initiatives of introducing high yield seed varieties, improved irrigation, and reduced PHL have turned the country from its previous […]

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Agriculture Sector Lacks Efficiency, Competitiveness

Pakistan’s agricultural sector has gone from being deemed the “great bread basket” to being known for lacking efficiency and global competitiveness. Wheat yield is 20% lower and non-basmati rice yield is 40% lower than global standards. Pakistan’s PHL ranges from 40-80% compared to the global benchmark, and agricultural credit disbursement to Pakistani farmers declined from […]

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Israel, U.S. Pledge to Expand Agricultural Cooperation in Africa

Israel and the United States have pledged to expand agricultural cooperation in Africa, focusing on Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Both Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation and USAID will be working on reducing PHL, irrigation issues, productivity, and applying R&D results. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-u-s-pledge-to-expand-agricultural-cooperation-in-africa-1.425587

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MCA Pumps $208.8m into Agric

The President of Ghana inaugurated the Tetteh Quashie Interchange-Mallam Junction Motorway extension to enhance transportation in and around the Accra Metropolis. This development was made with assistance from the US Ambassador to Ghana, and marks the last of US support under the Millennium Challenge Account, which is an initiative to tackle poverty in developing countries. The road […]

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African Agriculture: From Meeting Needs to Creating Wealth

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation recently released a report, ‘African Agriculture: From Meeting Needs to Creating Wealth’ (PDF). This report looks at the state of African agriculture from the perspectives of economic development, food security, poverty, and the role of women, as well as outlining possible solutions, including PHL reduction practices. The report includes many statistics, […]

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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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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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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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