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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food insecurity soars in conflict-ridden Democratic Republic of Congo

Around 7.7 million people require urgent humanitarian assistance, FAO and WFP warn

Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 percent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned today in a new report. According…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia need urgent support

Pastoralist communities are facing huge losses of livestock

Supporting herders to get back on their feet and preventing further livestock losses and suffering are crucial in drought-hit Ethiopia where hunger has been on the rise this year, warned today the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Drought has devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Southern Africa pursues coordinated response to Avian Influenza outbreak

Countries urged to act quickly to exterminate the outbreak

The recent outbreaks of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly referred to as the bird flu, are threatening the livelihood and food security status of millions of families in the region. If not tackled quickly, the HPAI outbreak impedes trade opportunities and will reverse the gains made in enhancing…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Ghana’s AGOA Strategy Aims to Boost Jobs, Private Sector Growth

Ghana began developing the AGOA Strategy last year, following the renewal of AGOA for a 10-year period (2015 to 2025) by the U.S. Congress

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson joined officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry at a validation workshop on Ghana’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy. The meeting brought producers, processors and exporters together with customs and government officials to discuss the implementation of Ghana’s AGOA Strategy,…

Source: Indorama Corporation |

Acting President (Vice President) Osinbajo Inaugurates 1.5 Billion USD Fertilizer Plant in Nigeria

The Plant has a production capacity of 4000 metric tons (MT) of nitrogenous fertilizers per day or 1.5 MT per annum

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo today in Port Harcourt inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama (www.Indorama.com) Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at the cost of $1.5 billion. The acting President used the opportunity to remind all Nigerians that time has come for them to grow whatever they eat…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

USAID Launches New Value Chain Activity in Support of the Agricultural Sector

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will launch the Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity to strengthen the agricultural sector as part of the Agricultural Growth Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will launch the Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity to strengthen the agricultural sector as part of the Agricultural Growth Program.  The new initiative is designed to improve the nutrition and commercial viability of smallholders by improving the performance of the entire…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

New Livestock Traceability System Launched

ully implemented, the system will help to gather information regarding source/origin of the animal, type of husbandry, and management system in place resulting in quality products for consumers and increased incomes of farmers

With the financial and technical support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries today launched the Ethiopian Livestock Identification and Traceability System. Fully implemented, the system will help to gather information regarding source/origin of the animal, type…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

4th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa on 05 – 07 December 2017 in Accra

Producers of process & packaging technology seeing great chances for business in Ghana and the surrounding West African countries, official national pavilions have been confirmed by Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands, in addition to leading exhibitors from 10 countries

Great chances for producers of process & packaging technology Official country pavilions from Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands confirmed The German trade fair specialists fairtrade announce the 4th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa to take place on 05-07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

USAID-Sponsored Livestock Identification and Traceability Systems Launch Ceremony

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries will launch the Ethiopian Livestock Identification and Traceability System. The system will help to gather information regarding the source/origin of the animal, type of husbandry, and management system in place to support improved quality for consumers…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Pope Francis donates to FAO to assist drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

Gesture aims to encourage governments to support FAO's emergency response

In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of…