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  • UN Security Council expresses concern over malnutrition in parts of Sudan
    15 february 2012 14:38:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has expressed alarm at the rising levels of malnutrition and food shortages in parts of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states in Sudan, saying the situation could deteriorate further if international humanitarian personnel are not given access to carry out assessments and deliver aid. Full text...

  • Niger re-evaluates cereal deficit
    08 february 2012 17:25:15
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The government of Niger re-evaluated upwards its cereal deficit from 520,000 tonnes to 692,000 tonnes, according to a survey conducted by the Coordinating Unit of the Early Alert System (CC/SAP) in collaboration with the National Statistics Institute (INS) and the technical and financial partners. Full text...

  • 'Millions of South Sudanese will face hunger in 2012 if.....'
    08 february 2012 14:30:51
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Millions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action is not taken, according to a joint report issued Wednesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Full text...

  • World Future Council, partners to honour influential policies on oceans, coasts
    07 february 2012 11:32:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Future Council (WFC), which brings the interests of future generations on environment to the fore, announced Tuesday that it would present its "Future Policy Award 2012" to the world’s most inspiring, innovative and influential policies on the protection of oceans and coasts. Full text...

  • 'Food crisis worsening in Sahel region'
    03 february 2012 19:06:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Thousands of people along the border between Niger and Burkina Faso are being forced to leave their homes in search of food as a result of the deepening food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, international charity Christian Aid reported Friday. Full text...

  • WFP launches online campaign to fight global hunger
    01 february 2012 19:11:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday launched a Full text...

  • WFP scales up food assistance for 80,000 people in South Sudan
    01 february 2012 14:08:51
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  • WMO launches information system to boost food security
    31 january 2012 22:03:05
    New York, US (PANA) -The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Tuesday launched an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster risk reduction, water management, food security and health purposes. Full text...

  • Tea production in Burundi rising
    31 january 2012 15:33:44
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Tea production in Burundi rose from 8,025 tonnes in 2010 to 8,816 tonnes in 2011, an increase of about 10%, according to a statement from the Tea Board of Burundi (OTB) . Full text...

  • Algeria donates over 3,000 tons of rice to Mali
    31 january 2012 14:55:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Algeria has donated 3,100 tons of rice, worth 1.3 billion CFA francs, to Mali, following an agreement signed Monday in Bamako by officials of the two countries. Full text...

  • Ghana hosts confab on reshaping agricultural research in Africa
    30 january 2012 18:18:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UK parliamentarians and civil servants will this week join African farmers, international donors and scientists in a policy dialogue that aims to reshape agricultural research to serve development goals and the public good. Full text...

  • AU raises US$ 50 million to tackle famine in Horn of Africa region
    26 january 2012 20:43:21
    Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Nearly US$ 50 million was raised by the African Union (AU) to assist the countries in the Horn of Africa, threatened by famine, the AU Commissioner for the rural economy and agriculture, Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, announced Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • WFP honours Tutu for championing fight against hunger
    26 january 2012 19:20:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday honoured Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and South African activist, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, for his efforts in the battle against hunger and his advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people. Full text...

  • Christian Aid responds to worsening hunger crisis in Sahel region
    24 january 2012 19:28:55
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With seven million people across five West African countries facing the spectre of famine within months, Christian Aid announced Tuesday it was stepping up its early response plans to assist those living in the stricken Sahel region. Full text...

  • New yam seed production technique excites Nigerian farmers
    22 january 2012 08:25:22
    Lagos. Nigeria (PANA) - A healthy seed yam producing technique developed by scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), that promises better harvests in the season ahead, is exciting farmers in Nigeria, according to a statement from the Nigeria-based research institute. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire establishes institution to manage cocoa/coffee sector
    21 january 2012 14:41:51
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, on Friday established a commission regulating the stabilization and development of the cocoa/coffee sector. Full text...

  • Researchers outline food security-climate change road map in Science
    20 january 2012 10:36:48
    Washington, US (PANA) - A group of international agriculture experts has urged scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012. Full text...

  • African countries urged to embrace locally-produced goods
    19 january 2012 18:00:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on African countries to reduce their food imports burden, which runs into billions of dollars annually, through the consumption of locally-produced food. Full text...

  • Senegalese Minister to discuss fishing licences with Mauritania
    18 january 2012 16:20:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Senegalese Senior Minister for Maritime Economy, Khoureichy Thiam, arrived in Nouakchott late on Tuesday for a three-day visit to Mauritania that will focus on cooperation in the fisheries sector between the two countries. Full text...

  • Malawi, Zambia, Vietnam to benefit from FAO-EU project
    16 january 2012 12:56:31
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission Monday announced a new 5.3 million-euro project aimed at helping Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia transition to a "climate-smart" approach to agriculture. Full text...

  • Burundian govt. increases agric budget
    11 january 2012 19:06:06
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi has raised its allocation to agriculture and livestock from 8% of the national budget in 2011 to 12% in 2012, according to Gervais Rufyikiri, second vice-President of Burundi in charge of social and economic issues. Full text...

  • IFAD supports Liberian farmers with US$24.9m loan
    11 january 2012 09:10:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is providing a US$24.9 million loan to Liberia to improve the country’s cocoa and coffee production, the UN agency said in a statement obtained by PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt removes duty on agric equipment
    06 january 2012 11:06:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As part of measures to diversify the country’s economy, the Nigerian government has removed import duty on agricultural equipment. Full text...

  • WFP online game hits one million users
    05 january 2012 18:49:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Freerice.com, the online game that allows players to improve Full text...

  • Benin boosts cotton production
    29 december 2011 11:31:07
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Cotton production in Benin has increased from 130,000 tons last year to 300,000 tons this planting season, PANA learned from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Thursday. Full text...

  • More Nigerian farmers to benefit from World Bank-assisted agric project
    29 december 2011 08:20:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Bank assisted Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) is to be expanded to five other states in Nigeria to cover the six geopolitical zones and further increase the number of beneficiaries, a World Bank statement made available to PANA here Thursday said. Full text...

  • FAO to boost crop yields in Mozambique
    28 december 2011 19:18:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday said it is introducing a new initiative in Mozambique aimed at increasing the quality of seeds to help the African country ``capitalize on its arable land and unlock its potential''. Full text...

  • US Ambassador challenged on claims of AgriSol's Land Deal benefit for Tanzania
    28 december 2011 10:36:02
    Oakland, US (PANA) - The US-based Oakland Institute, an independent policy think tank whose mission is to increase public participation and promote fair debate on critical social, economic and environmental issues, has taken to task the US Ambassador in Tanzania over US firm Agrisol's activities in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Sugar shortage hits Burundi
    26 december 2011 20:57:49
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi has been hit by shortage of sugar although the sole local sugar-producing company (SOSUMO) has seen a slight increase in production this year. Full text...

  • Congo bans 69 Chinese fishing boats
    26 december 2011 20:29:59
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has banned 69 Chinese fishing boats which have been found to be involved in illegal fashing practices in Congolese maritime waters, sources close to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministry told PANA on Monday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • UNICEF urges global support for malnourished children in West, Central Africa
    22 december 2011 19:27:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on Thursday called on the global community to take action to prevent one million children in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa from becoming severely malnourished. Full text...

  • Mauritania, Japan sign US$ 5.5m agreement on food security
    22 december 2011 19:20:54
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, Sidi Ould Tah, and the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritania, Hiroshi Azuma, on Wednesday signed a financial agreement, worth US$ 5.5 million, earmarked for support to food security in the African country, PANA reported here Thursday, qhoting official sources. Full text...

  • IFAD supports Lesotho farmers to boost food production
    21 december 2011 11:59:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is providing US$10 million to help small farmers in Lesotho boost agricultural production. Full text...

  • IITA develops vitamin A cassava against manutrition in Africa
    17 december 2011 20:47:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A team of researchers, led by the Ibadan, south west Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), have developed three new varieties of vitamin A cassava that could improve the livelihoods of millions of farmers in Africa, according to a statement from the institute made avaible to PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • SA farmers to boost agric in Congo
    16 december 2011 10:51:43
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Some 32 South African farmers have arrived in Niari, 500km South-west of Brazzaville under a pact aimed at boosting agriculture in Congo, the Congolese Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock announced Friday. Full text...

  • WFP says 2.5 million South Sudanese face hunger
    15 december 2011 19:02:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Progarmme (WFP) Director in South Sudan, Chris Nikoi, on Thursday said that damaged crops, combined with conflict and insecurity are threatening to leave some 2.5 million people in South Sudan in critical conditions, unless food assistance is provided immediately. Full text...

  • WFP raises red flag over food prize increases in drought-hit Niger
    13 december 2011 17:27:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned by an unseasonal rise in grain prices in Niger and is planning an urgent scale-up of food assistance operations there. Full text...

  • 'Land grabs leave Africa thirsty'
    12 december 2011 15:36:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In the rush for cheap agricultural land in Africa, access to water is of the utmost importance to investors and the land grab taking place in the continent is accompanied by a major "water grab" that raises serious concerns, an independent policy think-tank has said. Full text...

  • Corruption undermining land access, development, says FAO
    12 december 2011 15:17:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A new report, jointly prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and global corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), has shown that one of the core issues affecting agriculture and food security worldwide is weak governance which in turn increases the likelihood of corruption in land tenure and administration and therefore intensifies the impact of pressures on land use. Full text...

  • Oxfam alerts on looming food crisis in West Africa
    12 december 2011 14:26:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Millions of people in West Africa could be protected from a serious food crisis if preparations are scaled up across the region, according to a press statement from Oxfam, received here Monday. Full text...

  • UN relief fund allocates US$ 6m to alleviate food crisis in Niger Republic
    07 december 2011 17:11:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) on Wednesday announced the allocation of US$ 6 million to support efforts to alleviate the suffering of millions of people facing severe food shortages in Niger Republic. Full text...

  • Africa faces grim food prospects in next 10 years
    07 december 2011 14:21:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - New research has revealed that Africa will face significantly lower crop yields in the next 10 years as a result of increasing temperatures threatening the food security of millions. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe launches US$100m facility for agriculture
    06 december 2011 12:47:50
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe Tuesday launched agricultural bonds worth US$100 million on the local market to finance the current summer farming season, which faces collapse due to unavailability of credit to farmers. Full text...

  • UN agencies reach 22 million people with EU investment in agriculture
    02 december 2011 14:29:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - In just two years, the FAO, IFAD and WFP have assisted over 22 million people who were hardest hit by the global food price crisis, thanks to generous funding from the European Union's Food Facility (EUFF), the FAO saide in a statement, received here Friday by PANA. Full text...

  • Land, water degradation, scarcity threaten food security - FAO
    01 december 2011 17:01:38
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Widespread degradation and deepening scarcity of land and water resources have placed a number of key food production systems around the globe at risk. Full text...

  • FAO report highlights threats to global food production
    29 november 2011 18:19:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report that global food production was being undermined by land degradation and shortages of farmlands and water resources, making feeding the world’s rising population, projected to reach nine billion by 2050, "a daunting challenge". Full text...

  • 'World grain production down'
    29 november 2011 16:05:36
    Washington, D.C., U.S. (PANA) - World grain production fell, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Full text...

  • NGO urges world leaders to focus on food security in Africa
    28 november 2011 18:48:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The pro-development NGO, World Growth, on Monday released a new report in which it urged world leaders to focus on the importance of food security, particularly in Africa. Full text...

  • CORAF/WECARD launches three projects in West, Central Africa
    26 november 2011 18:22:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Development (CORAF/WECARD) on Friday launched three competitive projects in the fields of livestock, management of natural resources and policies to be implemented in the next three years in 13 countries in West and Central Africa. Full text...

  • Mali adopts FCFA 58.5 billion emergency food plan
    24 november 2011 20:27:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has adopted a FCFA 58.5 billion emergency plan to deal with the cereal deficit recorded in many parts of the country and the expected pressure on cereals, the Malian government said in an official statement broadcast on national television. Full text...

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