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  • Agriculture and the fiscal impact of EPAs

    29 September 2010, source: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU
    URL: http://agritrade.cta.int/en/Key-topics/EPA-negotiations/general/News/Agriculture-and-the-fiscal-impact-of-EPAs

    With a growing demand for public support to agriculture in ACP countries to meet the twin challenges of climate change and price volatility within a trend towards rising prices, the issue of the impact of the elimination of tariffs on imports from the EU on public finances in ACP countries is a matter of direct, if not yet immediate, concern to agricultural producers...
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  • EU-Africa meeting to secure energy for Africa by 2020

    28 September 2010, source: EUbusiness Ltd
    URL: http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/austria-africa.649/

    (VIENNA) - African ministers and EU representatives kicked off a new energy partnership Tuesday, with the aim to secure renewable energy supplies for Africa by 2020. "Today is the starting point for the Africa-EU cooperation programme on renewable energies," Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, who hosted the Vienna meeting, said at the opening...
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  • India’s trade with Comesa rises three-fold during 2009-10

    28 September 2010, source: financial hub
    URL: http://www.financialhub.in/indias-trade-with-comesa-rises-three-fold-during-2009-10

    The study points out that the COMESA region recorded robust economic performances in spite of recent global financial crisis and draws attention to India’s trade and investment relations with the region that have strengthened in recent years, and presents opportunities to further enhance bilateral commercial relations...
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  • African First Ladies Sign Declaration to End Maternal and Child Malnutrition

    28 September 2010, source: PR Newswire Association LLC
    URL: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/african-first-ladies-sign-declaration-to-end-maternal-and-child-malnutrition-103296844.html

    New York City Event Hosted by H.E. Ida Odinga, Wife of the Prime Minister of Kenya, Championing Effective Solutions to End Maternal and Child Malnutrition, in coordination with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Rockefeller Foundation NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the opening of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit, H...
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  • Africa's Future is Female

    27 September 2010, source: One International
    URL: http://one.org/international/reports/africasfuture/food-security.html

    A FOOD-SECURE FUTURE Women make up the majority of farmers in Africa, producing an estimated 80% of the continent’s food.[1] With nearly 75% of the continent’s population living and working in rural areas, poverty reduction is closely related to food security and farm productivity.[2] Although it is women who are preparing the fields, weeding, harvesting the crops and selling them in local markets, in many families and communities men own the land, receive the training and have better access to tools, seeds, fertiliser and credit...
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  • The role of African fisheries and aquaculture in the CAADP1

    27 September 2010, source: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    URL: http://www.comesa.int/lang-en/component/content/article/547-uganda-hosts-caadp-post-compact-high-level-investment-meeting

    The Right Honorable Henry Muganwa Kajura 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, and the Honorable Fred Omach, Minster for Finance, graced the Uganda CAADP Post Compact High-Level Business Meeting, which was held in Kampala, Uganda from 16th to 17th September 2010. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) and the COMESA Secretariat...
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  • Framework for Mainstreaming Livestock in the CAADP Pillars

    27 September 2010, source: AU-IBAR
    URL: http://www.au-ibar.org/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=86:caadp&id=171:framework-for-mainstreaming-livestock-in-the-caadp-pillars&Itemid=77

    In order to foster focused agricultural development in Africa, the African Union (AU) and NEPAD have launched the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which has been endorsed by all Heads of State who have agreed to significantly increase the share of national budgets allotted for agriculture and rural development...
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  • Food Safety, Food Security: Growing Resilient Crops

    25 September 2010, source: Just Means
    URL: http://www.justmeans.com/Food-Safety-Food-Security-Growing-Resilient-Crops/31865.html

    What does food safety really mean? Does it mean avoiding placing food out on the table to sit, avoiding undercooked meat, and washing the vegetables? Well, of course it does. However, at a meta level food safety also means food security. It means that people have enough to eat, when they need it, and that this food is good quality...
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  • Climate Change one of "Major Challenges Facing Humanity," Namibian President

    25 September 2010, source: CRIENGLISH.COM
    URL: http://english.cri.cn/6966/2010/09/25/164s596254.htm

    Climate change is one of the "major challenges facing humanity today," Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba said Friday. "The devastating impact of natural disasters around the world has affected most of our countries," Pohamba said here at the general debate of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, which opened on Thursday...
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  • Jammeh task Africans in AU Confab address

    24 September 2010, source: GAMBIA NEWS FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY
    URL: http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/jammeh-task-africans-in-au-confab-address

    Friday, September 24, 2010 President Yahya Jammeh yesterday tasked Africans to continue to demand that international trade in fish and fishery products should be fair and equitable, and should not compromise the sustainable development of fisheries and responsible utilization of living aquatic resources...
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  • Producers call for action on food security

    24 September 2010, source: Fairfax Media
    URL: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/producers-call-for-action-on-food-security-20100923-15ow3.html

    Kelsey Munro September 24, 2010   NSW needs an independent food authority to co-ordinate all aspects of food production and access to healthy food, says a coalition of producers, food security experts, permaculture gardeners, health workers and nutritionists. The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance and allied groups called on the state government to create an independent food policy council to work to ensure the state's food security, which is under threat from climate change, water shortages and the loss of arable land to housing and mining uses...
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  • Why is 'food security' sparking unrest?

    24 September 2010, source: Cable News Network
    URL: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/09/22/un.food.security.poverty/

    While nations debate what to do about long-term problems such as climate change and dwindling water supplies, two words send immediate shivers down the spines of government officials across the world: Food security. A series of environmental disasters fueling a wave of food price volatility has given governments, "a much needed wakeup call," said Abdolreza Abbassian, an economist for the United Nation's Security of Intergovernmental Group on Grains...
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  • Role of Parliamentarians: Communicating Climate Change Science - by Dr Moses Amweelo

    24 September 2010, source: New Era Publications
    URL: http://www.newera.com.na/article.php?articleid=13227

    The parliamentarians, as elected representatives of the people, play a very active role concerning climate change and sustainable development in our country as well as at regional and international levels. The members of parliament are increasingly required to handle issues of a highly technical nature of climate change science and keep track of modern technological developments...
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  • African Fisheries Conference opens in The Gambia

    24 September 2010, source: The Scottish White Fish Producers' Association
    URL: http://www.fishnewseu.com/latest-news/world/4299-african-fisheries-conference-opens-in-the-gambia.html

    DR BABAGANA Ahmadu, Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative to The Gambia opened the Conference of African Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) meeting by saying that declining fish supplies are threatening the livelihoods of millions in Africa. He pointed to an increase in illegal marine fisheries by foreign ships and increasing demand making the crisis even worse...
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  • Africa needs stronger fisheries management, ministers told

    24 September 2010, source: WWF
    URL: http://wwf.panda.org/?195131/Africa-needs-stronger-fisheries-management-ministers-told

    Banjul, Gambia: African countries need to take fisheries management seriously, the first ever continental meeting of fisheries ministers has been told.The Forum of South West Indian Ocean Civil Societies reminded the inaugural Conference of African Ministers on Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) that 200 Million Africans were dependent on fisheries for food and livelihood...
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