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  • IITA DG tasks stakeholders to redouble efforts to save Africa from hunger
    13 october 2012 16:29:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of the World Food Day celebration on 16 October, African leaders and stakeholders have been told to redouble their efforts and save the continent from the pangs of hunger and poverty, according to the Director-General of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, in South West Nigeria, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga. Full text...

  • Oxfam prods Committee on World Food Security to end inaction on hunger
    13 october 2012 10:26:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With abnormally high food prices and declining efforts to tackle global hunger, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) must now energize governments to begin fixing the broken global food system, at its annual meeting in Rome, Italy, from 15 to 20 October, international development agency Oxfam has said. Full text...

  • FAO's Committee on World Food Security meets 15-20 October
    13 october 2012 10:14:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that its Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will meets in Rome, Italy, from 15 to 20 October, according to a press statement, released in the Italian capital and received by PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • Ministerial meeting on volatile food prices holds at FAO headquarters
    13 october 2012 10:04:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A ministerial meeting on the volatile food prices will take place on 16 October at the Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), PANA reported here Saturday, quoting the UN agency. Full text...

  • World Food Day ceremony scheduled for 16 October
    13 october 2012 09:53:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Food Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced in a press statement, released at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, and received by PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • FAO, EU join forces to fight hunger
    11 october 2012 14:19:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Some 870 million people in the world are undernourished and more than 2.5 million children die each year of malnutrition, the European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) disclosed in a joint press statement here Thursday, saying the horrifying situation is a priority for both organizations. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria to stop rice import by 2015'
    09 october 2012 21:48:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council held its maiden meeting in Abuja on Tuesday with President Goodluck Jonathan declaring that his country will stop the import of rice by 2015. Full text...

  • Global food policy body releases ''2012 Global Hunger Index''
    09 october 2012 16:53:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partners, Tuesday released a statement on the ''2012 Global Hunger Index'' which looks at world hunger situation and related issues. Full text...

  • New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical
    08 october 2012 16:49:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A new survey of people across 40 regions in Somalia by international aid agency, Oxfam, has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year. Full text...

  • EU, IFAD sign new partnership agreement
    05 october 2012 21:18:32
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Union (EU) have signed a new cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening the partnership between them. Full text...

  • Guinea "legislators" ratify US$10m OPEC loan agreement with Conakry
    05 october 2012 16:29:29
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The National Transitional Council (NTC) of Guinea, which provisionally sits in for the National Assembly, Thursday ratified a loan agreement between the government and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) under which the west African country will finance some agricultural projects. Full text...

  • Latest report on global hunger for presentation in Rome Tuesday
    05 october 2012 13:08:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 2012 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) report is to be presented in Rome, Italy, Tuesday, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement obtained by PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Oxfam urges World Bank to freeze investments by land grabbers
    04 october 2012 19:00:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – More than 60 percent of investments in agricultural land by foreign investors between 2000 and 2010 were in developing countries with serious hunger problems, international development agency Oxfam revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire announces commencement of 2012/13 coffee and cocoa season
    02 october 2012 23:03:38
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian government announced on Tuesday that the 2012/2013 cocoa and coffee main crop season will open on Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU, agencies partner to promote acquaculture in anti-hunger fight
    01 october 2012 13:02:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A major international initiative has been launched to better understand the role of aquaculture in food security in poor countries. Full text...

  • AGRF 2012 inspires action to scale up partnerships in African agriculture
    29 september 2012 08:49:35
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Though African governments are often blamed by donor countries for failure to achieve expected returns from investments in the agriculture sector, the underlying cause of this situation is the inability of farmers to absorb and make use of appropriate technologies. Full text...

  • AGRF honours African leaders for developing continent's agric economy
    28 september 2012 16:51:08
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Leaders and visionaries who promote a Green Revolution in Africa were honoured Thursday night at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Awards gala dinner in Arusha, Tanzania, an AGRF press statement indicated here Friday. Full text...

  • Capacity building for African farmers key to transforming agric industry
    28 september 2012 12:45:01
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Training of extension agents and building the capacity of young farmers is the real challenge facing African nations in their move to transform the agriculture industry, according to participants at the African Green Revolution Forum 2012 (AGRF) that is underway here. Full text...

  • 'African farmers need adequate extension service to unlock agricultural potential'
    27 september 2012 14:57:51
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) – Agricultural extension education in many African countries is a highly neglected area, according to an international non-governmental organisation that has been working with ministries of agriculture on institutional capacity building in 14 African countries for over two decades. Full text...

  • Annan urges African govts to uplift peasants from subsistence level
    27 september 2012 11:56:06
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Creating opportunities which will enable smallholder producers to transition from subsistence farming to running their farms as businesses should be the focus of African governments, if the continent is to transform its agriculture, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in Arusha, Tanzania, Thursday. Full text...

  • Kikwete calls for affordable credit to traditional farmers in Africa
    27 september 2012 11:48:09
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete Thursday made a case for traditional African farmers, saying to prevent them from remaining trapped in the poverty cycle, ways must be found to help them increase yields and improve their standard of living. Full text...

  • Annan, Gates call for improved livelihoods for African smallholder farmers
    26 september 2012 14:23:48
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) – Agricultural transformation is a real possibility in Africa if governments will put in place the right policies, infrastructures and input support for small farmers, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Investing in farming has great potential for Africa’s growth
    26 september 2012 10:24:55
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - As Africa’s top politicians, business people and scientists converge on a mountain resort east of Arusha, Tanzania, Wednesday to discuss investments for sustainable agriculture and food security on the continent, studies show that investments in the sector have four times the economic impact than investments in other economic sectors. Full text...

  • High-level forum seeks ways to beef up Africa’s food security
    23 september 2012 11:57:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A number of African heads of state and chief executives of private business firms, financial institutions and scientists will convene at the edge of a national park in northern Tanzania this week to look for ways to unite the power of the public and private sectors in the global food security efforts. Full text...

  • EU, FAO’s efforts to revitalise Swazi agric gather steam
    21 september 2012 13:00:43
    Mbabane, Swaziland (PANA) - Rural farmers in Swaziland are starting to reap the fruits of a comprehensive effort by the government and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), with the support of the European Union (EU), to reverse the country's declining agricultural productivity. Full text...

  • Cameroon partners with IITA to improve agric
    21 september 2012 11:08:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The government of Cameroon and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have agreed to collaborate to improve agriculture, create wealth and reduce poverty, according to a statement from the Nigeria-based research institute. Full text...

  • Pan-African meeting on nutrition opens
    19 september 2012 19:14:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (PANA) - The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) on Wednesday convened a workshop in Addis Ababa among key partners from 11 countries across Africa to share lessons learned, successes, challenges and next steps in reducing malnutrition through large-scale food fortification. Full text...

  • Guinea imports 25% of rice consumption despite... - Ministry
    16 september 2012 11:19:53
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Although Guinea has what it takes to be a major exporter of grains, it imports about 25% of the rice it consumes every year, representing 300,000 tons valued at tens of millions of dollars, according to Sekou Sangare, Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture. Full text...

  • 'Private sector can play key role in anti-hunger fight'
    14 september 2012 21:28:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The fight against hunger can only be won in partnership between governments, civil society and farmer organizations and the private sector, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Full text...

  • Gambia says lack of water seriously undermining development
    14 september 2012 20:38:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Despite the Gambia government’s drive to ensure food self-sufficiency and poverty alleviation, the lack of water at the right time and place is seriously undermining its development objectives, says Mr. Amadou Saine, Gambia’s Permanent Secretary at the Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources. Full text...

  • Argentina to increase maize exports, Kenya showing interest
    14 september 2012 16:01:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Argentina will export an additional 2.75 million tonnes of maize from its 2011/12 crop, the country's Minister of Agriculture, Norberto Yauhar, confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • EBRD, FAO call for concerted effort in fight against hunger
    13 september 2012 18:09:01
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - The fight against hunger can only be won in partnership between governments, civil society and farmer organizations and the private sector. Full text...

  • Annual post-harvest losses in Sahel put at 15 to 25%
    12 september 2012 22:31:50
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The annual post-harvest losses in the Sahelian region is put at 15 to 25%, the Regional Director of the Lome-based Regional Agro-Meteorological Centre, Mohamed Yahya, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa, Finland pledge more support to BioFISA
    06 september 2012 22:17:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The South African government and its Finish counterpart have pledged their continued support towards the successful implementation of BioFISA, a programme by the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) across the continent, that uses biosciences to improve health and food security. Full text...

  • South Africa gives US$4.5 million food aid to Mauritania
    06 september 2012 20:08:53
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The South African government is providing food aid worth US$4.5 million to Mauritania, which is battling widespread food shortages, the Mauritanian Commissioner for Food Security (CSA), Mohamed Ould Mohamedou, announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • 36% of Niger farm lands washed away by ravaging River Niger floods
    06 september 2012 16:11:57
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – At least 3,050 hectares of land, which is 36 per cent of the total farm land in Niger, has been washed away by floods which destroyed the 12 hydro-agricultural perimeters on the River Niger bank. Full text...

  • Int'l community partners with Tanzania to prop up agricultural growth
    06 september 2012 14:34:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian senior government officials, together with representatives of international donors and the private sector, Thursday started a two-day strategy session here on how to accelerate agricultural transformation in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Airtel, GSMA partner to empower 250,000 small-holder farmers in Kenya
    06 september 2012 14:26:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Airtel Africa Wednesday announced that it was working with the GSM Association (GSMA) to initiate a project to provide approximately 250,000 small-holder farmers in Kenya reliable and relevant agricultural information via their mobile phones. Full text...

  • Cotonou to host 7th conference on cashew nut
    05 september 2012 18:26:16
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The seventh annual conference of the African Alliance for Cashew nuts (ACA) will hold in Cotonou, Benin, from 17 to 20 September under the theme "The future is now", PANA learnt Wednesday from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium-sized Businesses. Full text...

  • Experts approve structures for regional coherence on fisheries
    05 september 2012 13:12:28
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Fishery experts rose from their week-long meeting in Cotonou, Benin, on Friday, validating the composition and mechanisms of the Regional and National Committees for Monitoring Policy Coherence in the fisheries sector, according to a statement received by PANA. Full text...

  • UN agencies highlight fears of repeat of 2007-2008 world food crisis
    04 september 2012 15:35:00
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Rome-based UN agencies -- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) -- have warned that the current situation in world food markets, caused by sharp increases in maize, wheat and soybean prices, has raised fears of a repeat of the 2007-2008 world food crisis. Full text...

  • Study reveals 5 African countries worst hit by agric land grab
    31 august 2012 11:08:22
    Paris, France (PANA) - Ghana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali and Sudan are the five African countries most affected by the grabbing of agricultural land by foreign investors, according to an international study obtained by PANA Thursday in Paris, France. Full text...

  • 'Farmer-led irrigation schemes could transform food security in sub-Saharan Africa'
    31 august 2012 09:45:30
    Stockholm, Sweden, (PANA) - A new study has found that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, as food prices escalate globally due to the failed monsoon season in Asia and the Full text...

  • IDB, Mali sign three loan agreements to boost agriculture
    30 august 2012 20:43:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on Thursday in Bamako signed three loan agreements for about 23 billion CFAF for the agricultural sector in Mali. Full text...

  • ECOWAS urges policy harmonization for fisheries development
    29 august 2012 10:03:37
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - ECOWAS member states have been urged to harmonize their policies and efforts in the fisheries sector to boost intra-regional trade in fish products. Full text...

  • WFP warns on Zimbabwe food situation
    28 august 2012 12:25:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) has said irregular rains, poor agricultural practices and ongoing economic challenges have pushed Zimbabwe into an increasingly critical food security situation. Full text...

  • New FAO framework launched
    27 august 2012 17:04:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Drought in some parts of the world has hurt global grain production and contributed to food price spikes virtually every other year since 2007, highlighting the need to transform the way water is used - and wasted - throughout the entire food chain. Full text...

  • We'll revolutionize agriculture in Nigeria, says President Jonathan
    24 august 2012 15:44:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan said here Friday that his Administration was committed to actualizing its plans to positively transform Nigeria’s agricultural sector into a major wealth creator and source of employment for the nation’s youth. Full text...

  • Tanzania to host forum on African Green Revolution
    23 august 2012 14:25:10
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives, Christopher Chiza, and the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Jane Karuku, on Thursday announced that Tanzania would host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from 26 to 28 September, Full text...

  • Russian group to invest 500 million euros in agro-pastoral sector in Congo
    21 august 2012 13:40:23
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Russian Business Group, Premium, plans to invest over 500 million euros in the agro-pastoral sector in Congo, the Congolese Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock announced here Tuesday. Full text...

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