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Flood Destroys Over 460,000 Hectares of Cultivated Land

Current estimates for crop losses after the Nigerian flood are at 1.2 million metric tonnes. The government’s relief plan includes compensation to farmers and releasing 40,000 metric tonnes of food from its strategic reserve to affected families. http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/11/09/flood-destroys-over-460000-hectares-of-cultivated-land/

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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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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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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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Uganda: Technology to Take Advantage of High Food Prices Introduced

“Government has launched a technology-adaptation and transfer scheme, where local welders are to be employed to fabricate post-harvest agricultural production technology for use in the sector, which is said to have started attracting youth.” The other machines included maize cob sorters and sorghum threshers. The scheme is expected to improve on skills of local fabricators, especially […]

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