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  • Rwanda: Food expert urges appropriate strategies to address 'hidden hunger' in Sub-Sahara Africa
    21 october 2014 17:08:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Sub-Sahara Africa needs to address the challenge of stopping food losses that occur mostly at the processing and storage stage, in order to cut down alarming rates of hunger and under-nutrition, the Director General of the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shenggen Fan, told PANA in an exclusive interview here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: IDB funds food security project in Mauritania
    11 july 2014 08:55:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Government Thursday approved a bill authorising the ratification of a US$17.05 million credit from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen capacity in the field of climate change food security, PANA reported from the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Senegal: Malian President calls for action to save Niger River
    15 june 2014 14:37:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on Sunday called on the international community to save the river Niger from the harmful effects of the creeping Sahara desert, warning that this vital source of water may disappear. Full text...

  • Niger: Humanitarian situation needs urgent funding
    05 april 2014 17:26:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The UN's Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Robert Piper, has warned that the humanitarian situation in Niger needs urgent funding to allow humanitarian organisations to continue saving lives. Full text...

  • Niger: EU to help Niger to achieve food security
    14 february 2014 11:33:32
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The European Union (EU) says it will help Niger in its efforts toward food security, with a particular focus on the need to improve the efficiency of aid by concentrating on vulnerable people. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanians want land leased to Saudi society cancelled
    02 february 2014 16:39:17
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanians living in Boghe, 300 kilometres south-west of the capital, Nouakchott, have asked their government to cancel the rural land concession granted to a Saudi society, Al-Rajihi, in the form of a lease, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Experts warn against "hidden hunger" in sub-Saharan Africa
    31 january 2014 08:15:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A new form of "hidden hunger" may break out in the short or medium term across several countries in sub-Sahara Africa if no appropriate action is taken, agriculture experts have warned. Full text...

  • WECARD to launch agro-development program in Africa
    17 november 2006 22:03:00
    Saly- Senegal (PANA) -- The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) will by March 2007 launch a program aimed at improving agricultural productivity in West and Central Africa spanning 2006-2016. Full text...

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