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Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty at One World conference in Berlin

Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty at One World conference in Berlin

02 May 17  News
The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural...
Kenya’s economic outlook to dip in 2017 – World Bank report

Kenya’s economic outlook to dip in 2017 – World Bank report

12 Apr 17  News
Kenya’s GDP growth is projected to decelerate to 5.5%, a 0.5 percentage point mark down from the 2016 forecast, according to the World Bank’s latest Kenya Economic Update ...
108 million people in food crisis countries face severe acute food insecurity – situation worsening

108 million people in food crisis countries face severe acute food insecurity – situation worsening

31 Mar 17  News
New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed to avoid catastrophe Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people living...
Worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

Worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

31 Mar 17  News
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid c...
Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

29 Mar 17  News
“Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...
Urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

Urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

28 Mar 17  News
New report looks at “quiet revolution” made of improved value chains and vibrant roles for smaller towns Managing urbanization sustainably poses new challenges and opportuniti...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Mar 17  News
Featured tweet, by AUC Deputy Chairperson, Amb. Kwesi Quartey‏: Conference of Ministers is going to be a heavy but interesting agenda for the next couple of days,with frank conve...
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

07 Mar 17  News
Food security emergencies are likely to increase Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, whi...
Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

27 Feb 17  News
FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa...
World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

22 Feb 17  News
Without additional efforts, the target of ending hunger by 2030 will not be met Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 17  News
Diarise: launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2016 (23 February, Freetown) ECA statutory documents, prepared for the Conference of Ministers 20...
FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate

FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate

14 Feb 17  News
Failure to act now will compromise future food production, sabotage 2030 development agenda Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “se...
Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

14 Feb 17  News
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 c...
Better agriculture regulations could help feed world’s growing population, says WBG report

Better agriculture regulations could help feed world’s growing population, says WBG report

08 Feb 17  News
Improving agriculture regulations in low and middle income countries could go a long way toward feeding the world’s growing population and improving farmers’ livelihoods around...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jan 17  News
AU Summit updates: Financing of the Union: AU unveils website on implementation of the 0.2% levy on eligible imports Financing of the Union is a historic decision adopted by Head...
G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

G-20 Agriculture Ministers agree to improve food, water sustainability

27 Jan 17  News
Against a backdrop of growing international tension over trade, agriculture ministers from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustain...
UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

23 Jan 17  News
Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity, facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural age...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jan 17  News
The 7th meeting of Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task force took place last week in Nairobi Mr Nadir Merah, Acting Director and Head of Trade Division of the Department ...
FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa, Food Standards Programme meets

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa, Food Standards Programme meets

16 Jan 17  News
Keynote address on SMEs and food trade Opportunities for building regional markets through use of Codex Standards African SMEs face a number of challenges. Among these are the di...

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