Category archives for: Agriculture

Ghana’s Cocoa Farmers Are Trapped By the Chocolate Industry

Cocoa production is an important cog in Ghana’s economy. Wikimedia Commons Michael E Odijie, University of Cambridge October 11, 2019//-The chocolate industry is worth more than $80 billion a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s.

Economic Chaos Is Causing a Food Security and Humanitarian Crisis in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s food insecurity is more complex than the headline figures suggest. Shutterstock Ian Scoones, University of Sussex October 11, 2019//-Since Zimbabwe’s land reform of 2000 – when around 8 million hectares of formerly large-scale commercial farmland was distributed to about 175,000 households – debates about the consequences for food security have raged.

Stakeholders in West Africa’s Fertilizer Sector Call for Support

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, October 9, 2019/ — Key stakeholders in West Africa’s fertilizer sector have called for more action to support the industry, which is central to the continent’s agricultural revolution.

African Development Bank President  Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

October 9, 2019//-Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the A describing him and the Bank’s work as “ legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.”

IFAD Opens Regional Office in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt, October 8, 2019/ — The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) opened a regional office in Cairo today  to serve as a strategic rural development center for its work to reduce poverty, empower women and youth in that region.

China’s Changing Eating Habits

October 8, 2019//-China’s food habits are changing in ways that will have long-term implications for the world, says Goldman Sachs Research’s Trina Chen.

Egypt, IFAD Strengthen Partnership to Reduce Rural Poverty 

Rome, Italy, October 7, 2019/ — The President of the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo, met with Abdel Fattah Khalil El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt,  to discuss IFAD’s ongoing investments and to pave the way for a strengthened partnership towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development […]

Cameroon Can’t Afford to Continue Ignoring Crime in Fisheries Sector

A Chinese trawler offloads its catch at a fishing port in Cameroon. Maurice Beseng Maurice Beseng, Coventry University October 7, 2019//-Cameroon’s maritime fisheries, both artisanal and industrial, are largely dominated by foreign fishers.

World Bank Unveils Most Promising Agric Areas for Youth in Togo

Lomé, Togo, October 7, 2019//- The World Bank released the results of a study on the identification of agricultural areas with high market potential and employment for young people in Togo.

Ghanaian Top Model Speaks at Sustainable Rice Platform Conference In Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2019//-UN Youth Ambassador SDG 12 Prisca Abah has addressed delegates at the 2nd Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition held at United Nation Conference Centre  in Bangkok, Thailand.

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