Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

African cities tackle food and nutrition security challenges

Meeting discusses threats brought about by rapid urbanization

More than half of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) population could be living in urban areas by 2050 posing huge challenges for poor towns and cities, which already face challenges such as poverty and inequalities. These are coupled with growing levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in a context of high…

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

Seychelles and Mozambique agree to boost their bilateral cooperation

Ambassador Faure spoke to the local press at the end of bilateral talks with Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Minister José Condugua Antonio Pacheco

Seychelles Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure speaking from the capital of Mozambique has said that the two countries had agreed to boost their bilateral cooperation as they share many similarities and could benefit from their respective comparative advantages as neighbours sharing the same ocean space.  …

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Supports Wind Energy in Mozambique Through U.S. Solutions

This project will create opportunities for U.S. businesses in a growing sector in Mozambique

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to eleQtra (Moçambique) Limitada for a feasibility study to assess the viability of a 120 megawatt (MW) wind power plant to be developed in two phases of 60 MW each, located in the Namaacha District in southern Mozambique. This plant will…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Mozambique journalist abducted, assaulted

The journalist told his wife that the gunmen received instructions on what to do with him via cellphone

Mozambican authorities should launch a credible investigation into the abduction and assault of Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Three unidentified gunmen yesterday abducted Salema outside the headquarters of the National Union of Journalists (SNJ) in the…

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

New Portuguese Ambassador to Seychelles Accredited

Ambassador Paiva will be based in Maputo, Mozambique

The new Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mrs Maria Amelia Paiva, presented her credentials to President Danny Faure at State House today.    President Faure congratulated the new Ambassador and said that Seychelles is looking forward to further cementing the excellent relations that…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Empowering youth to engage in the agricultural sector is key to stimulate economic growth in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

Youth vital players in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

Action is needed to enhance agricultural investments by and with young agri-entrepreneurs. Empowering youth to engage in the agricultural sector is key to create livelihood opportunities, achieve food security and stimulate economic growth in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries.  In this regard, FAO and the Information Training and…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa to Undertake a Working Visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe

During the visit, President Ramaphosa and his counterparts will discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern

President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Zimbabwe on 17 March 2018 as the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The visit forms part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected Heads of State…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Dry weather conditions and high temperatures likely to reduce harvests in Southern Africa

FAO warns that food insecurity is set to rise again

Poor rains and hot temperatures triggered water stress and adversely affected crop development in several areas of Southern Africa, FAO said today. While cereal stocks in the region are ample, the spell of dry weather and erratic rains earlier in the season signals multiple risks to agricultural yields and may…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) and National Aviation Services (NAS) Inaugurate Exclusive Lounge at Maputo International Airport

The 250 square meter FNB lounge designed by NAS, incorporates world class design and state of the art entertainment facilities for the comfort of all guests

First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) (www.FNB.co.mz) and National Aviation Services (NAS) (http://NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, recently inaugurated an exclusive, contemporary lounge at the International terminal of the Maputo International Airport. The FNB Lounge by Pearl Assist offers a modern, luxurious space providing guest…