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GFIA Africa: the platform for innovative technologies to combat climate volatility and drought

The South African agricultural sector is bracing itself for what has been described as one of the worst droughts that the country has experienced in decades. The lack of adequate summer rainfall combined with depleting water levels in major dams have already resulted in the introduction of water restrictions and …

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EU-backed agricultural innovations project launched for Africa and Asia

Source: allafrica.com A three-year project dubbed “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS)”, supported by the European Union has been launched. The €14 million project is expected to enhance efficient and sustainable agriculture innovation systems in eight countries including Rwanda. CDAIS is also aimed at making agriculture more productive and sustainable, …

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African agriculture sector benefits from multi-million investment

Source: footprint2africa.com The Malawi agriculture sector is enjoying a massive investment of about $500 million in the 2015/16 financial year, running from July to June, but the question is whether the sector will get the maximum return from the investment. The donor contribution to the sector is estimated at $265 …

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Agriculture to be used to tackle African youth unemployment

www.allafrica.com The MasterCard Foundation recently brought together nearly 300 young people from across sub-Saharan Africa to South Africa to deliberate and craft strategies that can arrest the unemployment problem among the youth and perhaps explore how African countries can harness the opportunities that exist within the agricultural sector. The summit, …

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Aquaculture without Frontiers set to launch in the UK

Source: undercurrentnews.com Charity Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) is in the process of finalizing the launch of a new branch in the UK. Executive director Roy Palmer confirmed to Undercurrent News that, as of last week, “all the relevant papers have been signed”. The group will now need to wait “between …

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Attempts made to catalyze Africa’s agriculture transformation

Source: allafrica.com Ministers of finance, planning and economy, as well as ministers of agriculture, rural development, trade and industry and governors of central banks joined business leaders, academia, investment agencies, civil society and global experts in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the future and transformation of agriculture in Africa. The Feeding …

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Report: Climate stress will defeat African development without major investment

Major gaps in investment in climate adaptation and mitigation strategies for smallholder farmers in Africa will hold back development in the region, says a new report released today by the Montpellier Panel of experts in agriculture and development. The report, The Farms of Change: African Smallholders Responding to an Uncertain …

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How low-tech farming innovation can make African farmers climate-resilient

Source: gizmodo.com.au Scientists, politicians and the Pope are not the only ones calling for action on climate change these days. Farmers are observing changes in rainfall, temperature and other patterns in weather that have spurred them into shifting their farming methods. In fact, while climate change is not a source of …

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Africa’s new institution to promote food security

Source: scidev.net Agricultural experts and policymakers have formed a new institution to promote sustainable food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa to deal with the challenges posed by climate change. The African Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), which aims to advocate for sustainable ecosystem-friendly agricultural systems, was formed during …

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Israel looks to use clever crop, water technology to win friends in Africa

Source: mgafrica.com Israel wants to use its cutting-edge agricultural technology to improve food production—and win friends—across Africa, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Visiting Israel’s crop-themed pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, Netanyahu said cooperation with Italy in Africa would be top of his agenda at talks with his Italian counterpart …

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