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  • Regional Integration, A Solution to Free Trade in Africa – COMESA Business Council

    30 August 2010, source: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    URL: http://www.comesa.int/lang-en/component/content/article/537-regional-integration-a-solution-to-free-trade-in-africa--comesa-business-council

    The President of the Swaziland Federation of Employers and Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr Ambrose Dlamini, says that Regional Integration will help Africa overcome barriers of trade. Mr. Dlamini said that Africa with five regional economic communities envisions herself as net exporter of food to the global market...
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  • ECOWAS, UEMOA train agro dealers on data collection

    30 August 2010, source: The Nation
    URL: http://thenationonlineng.net/web3/business/11324.html

    ECONOMIC Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), recently conducted a two-day capacity building workshop for agro inputs dealers in Nigeria on the collection of agri inputs prices for its market information initiative called Agricultural Information Systems (AGRIS), a system that will provide timely information on agri-inputs with the objective to empower agro dealers and farmers in the region to make informed decisions on what agri-inputs to buy and where to buy them...
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  • Food security risk will hit Africa hardest

    30 August 2010, source: www.lloyds.com
    URL: http://www.lloyds.com/News-and-Insight/Lloyds-Blog/Exposure-Management/Neil-Smith/2010/08/Food-security-risk-will-hit-Africa-hardest

    As food commodity prices, especially wheat, continue to soar in the wake of natural disasters, such as the Russian wildfires and devastating floods in Pakistan. A new food security index published by the risk analysis firm Maplecroft suggests that countries in sub-Saharan Africa will be hardest hit in terms of future food security...
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  • The Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

    30 August 2010, source: The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
    URL: http://ijc.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.185/prod.67

    The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of climate change on trade and competitiveness in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and to address the implications for managing the impacts, including the options for mitigation and adaptation. The African continent is particularly vulnerable to climate change for a variety of reasons including the fact that the majority of the countries are reliant on agriculture, which is particularly sensitive to climate change and variability...
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  • ACCMA Project: adaptation to climate change in Morocco

    30 August 2010, source: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=40821
    URL: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=40821

    Environmental project produces 75 studies of three and a half years of research on harshest rural areas in Morocco.  By Mohamed Tafraouti - RABAT   During the current month of August, Morocco has experienced torrid heat waves shortly followed by a spell of lovely weather. Moroccans gladly welcomed the cool interlude to sustain them through hot fasting days in the Holy Month of Ramadan...
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  • Pakistan floods reveal climate change fallout

    30 August 2010, source: GlobalPost – International News
    URL: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/pakistan/100826/pakistan-floods-illustrate-consequences-climate-change

    GENEVA, Switzerland – Pakistan’s floods, the worst natural disaster in recent memory, have the potential to spark a series of crises that could affect large parts of the world, illustrating perhaps better than ever the political and economic consequences of climate change, analysts and international aid groups say...
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  • Significant progress has been made in regional integration - Ngwenya

    30 August 2010, source: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    URL: http://www.comesa.int/lang-en/component/content/article/34-general-news/518-significant-progress-has-been-made-in-regional-integration-ngwenya

    Significant progress has been made in regional integration, one year after the launch of the Customs Union.  This was revealed by the COMESA Secretary General,  Mr Sindiso Ngwenya  at the opening of the twenty eighth meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee meeting at Royal Swazi Spa Hotel in Ezulwini Swaziland...
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  • Comesa should tap technology to grow

    30 August 2010, source: Business Daily
    URL: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Opinion%20&%20Analysis/Comesa%20should%20tap%20technology%20to%20grow/-/539548/996820/-/10pjjwjz/-/index.html

    Science, technology and innovation are quite important for any country or region in the modern knowledge based economy. We live in an era where reliance on knowledge and information is seen as a prerequisite for growth and competitiveness — shifting away from traditional factors of production...
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  • New network to tackle illegal fishing

    30 August 2010, source: World Fishing Today
    URL: http://www.worldfishingtoday.com/news/default.asp?nyId=6049

      African coastal states have organized network to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, confirms a report.    According to the report representatives from African coastal states attend a workshop in the United Kingdom to learn more of the ways to deal with illegal and IUU fishing which damages fish stocks, the marine environment, food security and wider economic growth and development...
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  • World Bank agricultural policies, poverty and income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

    30 August 2010, source: http://cjres.oxfordjournals.org
    URL: http://cjres.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/08/27/cjres.rsq023

    The original logic underlying the World Bank's structural adjustment policies in Africa was that the removal of state-created distortions would not only improve efficiency in the operation of markets but also enhance income equality and reduce poverty. The paper explores the linkage between adjustment and the deteriorating income distribution and rising poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the rural sector where most of the population earns its livelihoods...
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  • The miracle of the cerrado

    30 August 2010, source: The Economist
    URL: http://www.economist.com/node/16886442?story_id=16886442

    Brazil has revolutionised its own farms. Can it do the same for others? Aug 26th 2010 | CREMAQ, PIAUÍ IN A remote corner of Bahia state, in north-eastern Brazil, a vast new farm is springing out of the dry bush. Thirty years ago eucalyptus and pine were planted in this part of the cerrado (Brazil’s savannah)...
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  • Agro Sector to Reach Its Full Potential

    30 August 2010, source: http://allafrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201008240150.html

    IN the past, agriculture contribution to the balance of payment has been low despite its full potential. While Zambia is remote from the world market, it is situated close to good regional markets for many products. It is, therefore possible for the country to supply selected export markets with high value products such as paprika, marigold cut flower, essential oils, species mushroom and castor oil and other vegetables...
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  • Growing trees found helpful to food security, climate change, and poverty

    27 August 2010, source: GHN News
    URL: http://greenheritagenews.com/entries/environment/growing-trees-found-helpful-to-food-security-climate-change-and-poverty

    SEOUL, KOREA - GHN News Editor -  "Agroforestry can deliver a wide range of benefits. It can enhance food security, improve rural livelihoods, make better use of scarce rainwater and absorb atmospheric carbon." Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre, made that statement in outlining the value of growing more trees on farmlands, especially in poverty-stricken areas...
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  • Engage in Bio Discussions - Hengura Tells Youth

    27 August 2010, source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201008270964.html
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201008270964.html

    Windhoek — Namibia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world and has a rich and spectacular array of terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems. These resources sustain the livelihoods of the majority of people and contribute significantly to the country's economy. Nonetheless, Namibia's climate change and biodiversity is increasingly threatened by human activities, which in turn threaten the various natural resources base upon which the country depend...
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  • Surveying Rwanda’s Water Supply

    27 August 2010, source: scientist at work
    URL: http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/surveying-rwandas-water-supply/

    When I tell people I am going to Rwanda, I usually get the “are you kidding me?” look.  Most people in the West have come to know Rwanda through its bloody civil war; more than 800,000 people were killed there in 1994, marking one of the most infamous genocides of modern history.  Apart from this sad event, however, very little is known about contemporary Rwanda and the people who live within its borders...
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