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GE’s Gas Engine Technology Provides Cost-Effective, Grid-Stability Solution for Cameroon Poultry Hatchery

Given the critical nature of poultry hatcheries, a half-hour power outage can completely cripple a business, leading to a complete overhaul of the hatchery installations

Sold through Distributor Clarke Energy, GE’s Jenbacher J316 Gas Engine is an Economical Alternative to AGROCAM’s Backup Diesel Generator Solution Provides More Sustainable Supply of Electricity for the Customer and Cameroon AGROCAM, a leading poultry hatchery in the central African region, located in Douala, and a member company of the…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement on famine in South Sudan

The heads of three UN agencies issued the following joint call for urgent action to allow aid to reach people facing starvation in famine-hit areas of South Sudan

The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties are at risk of famine. The lives of some 100,000 people are threatened.   Despite a substantial humanitarian response in South Sudan by…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Famine Hits Parts Of South Sudan

UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance

War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.   The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles values its partnership with IFAD

Seychelles was represented by Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, the Seychelles Governor for IFAD and its Permanent Representative, and Mr Michael Nalletamby, Principal Secretary – Fisheries and Agriculture

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organised the 40th session of its Governing Council at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 14th and 15th February. Seychelles was represented by Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, the Seychelles Governor for IFAD and its Permanent Representative, and Mr Michael Nalletamby, Principal Secretary – Fisheries…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Exporters of Fresh Produce Invited to Participate in the Fruit Logistica Asia 2017 Exhibition in Hong Kong, China

The trade fair, which will be attended by exhibitors from over 120 countries around the world, is targeting producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-cut and convenience items, exotic products, organic produce, potatoes, dried fruit or nuts, herbs and spices as well as flowers or plants for self-service outlets, among others

Exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables are invited to apply for assistance to participate in the upcoming Fruit Logistica Asia 2017 trade exhibition, which will take place in Hong Kong from 6-8 September 2017. Companies which are interested in participating in this exhibition are encouraged to submit application forms to…

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Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote, Rice Farmers, Sokoto Government sign Rice Growers Scheme Agreement. Dangote laments huge forex on rice importation

The agreement was signed during the launch of the Dangote rice outgrower scheme in Goronyo

A tripartite agreement spare headed by the Dangote Rice Limited (www.Dangote.com) to create jobs for 16,000 outgrower rice farmers in Sokoto was yesterday signed amid excitement and a pledge by all parties to ensure the success of the scheme to make Nigeria self sufficient in rice cultivation. The agreement was…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Regional Emergency Meeting for emerging pests and diseases kicks off in Harare, Zimbabwe

Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases

A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa. The region is experiencing an upsurge of new crop and livestock diseases that…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Soaring cost of basic staples is an extra challenge for pastoralists as livestock prices fall

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region. Local prices of maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans

Lake Turkana Water Levels Down, Further Drop Expected

Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today.   Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture,…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote Sets to Launch 25,000 Hectares of Rice Outgrower Scheme in Sokoto

By end of 2017, Dangote Rice will have 25,000 Ha under rice cultivation across 3 sites in Northern Nigeria

Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) is set to launch in Sokoto. Sokoto state it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme with a prospect of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants. President of the Group, Aliko Dangote disclosed at the weekend…