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  • Burundi's main agricultural season sees good harvests - Report
    09 august 2011 22:13:10
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's main agricultural season for 2011has seen a 3% rise in production compared with 2010. Full text...

  • FAO hosts operational meeting to resolve worsening crisis in Horn of Africa
    09 august 2011 14:30:15
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will host a high-level operational meeting 18 August, to decide on urgent measures to resolve the worsening crisis in the Horn of Africa, a news release issued by the organisation said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zim nets US$ 313 million from tobacco
    05 august 2011 15:25:38
    Harare, ZImbabwe (PANA) - Tobacco merchants in Zimbabwe said Friday the country had earned US$ 313.5 million from tobacco exports. Full text...

  • Nigeriens urged to pray for good harvest
    05 august 2011 11:57:20
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Niger government has called for collective prayers for good harvest in the country, according to a statement issued here Friday after a cabinet meeting. Full text...

  • Kibaki, visiting Swiss President discuss East African drought
    04 august 2011 15:14:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Visiting Swiss Confederation President Anne-Marie Calmy-Rey Thursday held talks with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki about the raging drought in the Horn of Africa region after paying a visit to thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya. Full text...

  • UN/EU-backed investment for Togolese poor farmers yields good returns
    04 august 2011 14:31:26
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-European Union (EU) initiative to help Togo cope with high food prices and bad weather by providing seeds, fertilizers and other input for 20,000 rural farmers, has produced returns that are almost double the cost. Full text...

  • AU famine conference for Somalia now fixed for 25 Aug
    04 august 2011 13:25:25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU), which postponed the international pledging conference it planned to hold on 9 August in aid of Somali famine victims, says the meeting will now hold 25 August and urged African countries to set aside a date to dedicate attention to the Horn of African humanitarian crisis. Full text...

  • UN declares famine in 3 more Somali areas
    03 august 2011 19:09:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Wednesday declared famine in three more areas in drought-ravaged Somalia, bringing to five the number of regions in the Horn of Africa country where acute malnutrition and starvation have already claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people. Full text...

  • US offers new guidelines to ease access to Somali famine victims
    03 august 2011 16:53:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The United States is to announce new guidelines on its sanctions against Somali terrorist group, the Al-Shabaab, to ease the movement of humanitarian assistance in the Horn of African nation, embassy officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN envoy calls on Somalis in Diaspora to assist drought victims
    03 august 2011 16:34:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, on Wednesday appealed to all Somalis in Diaspora, to work together with their compatriots inside the country, to support the ongoing peace process and alleviate the plight of those suffering from famine. Full text...

  • Angolan banks to release US$ 12m to peasant farmers this season
    03 august 2011 15:16:05
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A consortium of Angolan banks is to release US$ 12 million this month to peasant farmers as part of the 2010-2011 agricultural campaign in the country, according to sources close to the Co-ordination Committee for Agricultural Credit. Full text...

  • Benin president rallies country to become 'real agricultural power'
    01 august 2011 22:17:35
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Benin's president Boni Yayi on Monday rallied his country to increase agricultural production saying the West African state must aim at becoming "a real agricultural power". Full text...

  • Malaysian company to invest 150 billion FCFA in Congo palm oil complex
    01 august 2011 21:13:00
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Malaysian oil palm giant, Atami, is to invest 150 billion FCFA in an agro-industrial oil palm complex in Congo that will produce some 900,000 tonnes of palm oil per annum, an official of the Congolese agriculture and livestock ministry told PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Paris gives 200,000-euro aid to assist famine victims in Horn of Africa
    28 july 2011 12:02:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - Paris, the French capital, is to give an emergency aid of 200,000 euros to assist the victims of famine of the Horn of Africa, according to a statement obtained by PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambian President tells youth to farm
    27 july 2011 18:44:54
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has resumed his meet-the-people tour, with a call on the youth to get into farming and partake in the “country’s poverty and hunger eradication crusade,” PANA reported from here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN releases funds to aid Kenyan drought victims
    27 july 2011 16:19:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Central Emergency Rapid Response Fund has released US$ 13.5 million in response to the hunger situation in Kenya, the UN office said in Nairobi Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister lobbies savings firms to rescue drought victims
    27 july 2011 16:12:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Co-operative Development Minister Joseph Nyagah, on Wednesday called on the co-operative movement in Africa, governments in the continent and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) to assist victims of severe drought in the East African region. Full text...

  • Nigeria donates 5,000 metric tonnes of sorghum to Chad
    26 july 2011 15:34:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Government, citing the acute food shortage experienced last year due to inadequate rainfall in Chad, has donated a total of 5,000 metric tonnes of sorghum to the Republic of Chad. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for long-term food security in Horn of Africa
    25 july 2011 18:47:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Monday said emergency Full text...

  • Researchers target high yields from Nigeria’s major staples
    23 july 2011 12:51:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding a project that will enable scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA) and other national partners to double yields of Nigeria’s major staples, according to a statement from the Ibadan-based institute. Full text...

  • BOAD moves to establish crop insurance in West Africa
    22 july 2011 15:00:46
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Determined to accelerate agricultural growth and eradicate poverty in West Africa, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) has commissioned a feasibility study for the establishment of a mechanism for crop insurance in the area. Full text...

  • 3 EU nations contribute to FAO fund for livestock development in developing countries
    21 july 2011 16:22:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Germany, Norway and Switzerland have contributed a first donation of US$ 1 million to a new, FAO-managed fund designed to help developing countries conserve and sustainably use their livestock breeds. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe earns US$344m from tobacco
    21 july 2011 12:40:15
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean tobacco merchants said Thursday the country had netted US$344 million in export earnings for the crop since February when auctions began. Full text...

  • French Socialist Party denounces 'indifference' to Horn of Africa famine
    20 july 2011 22:19:21
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French socialist party (PS) has strongly denounced "the indifference of the international community" towards the famine that has hit countries in the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • UN declares famine in two South Somali regions
    20 july 2011 15:22:20
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Wednesday declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia following the worst drought in decades, and appealed for urgent resources to assist millions of people in desperate need of help. Full text...

  • Drought: WFP says 11.3 million people in Horn of Africa needs relief
    20 july 2011 14:48:54
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday said 11.3 million people are in need of food assistance due to drought in the Horn of Africa, and declared the situation as ``a humanitarian priority''. Full text...

  • Mali receives over FCFA 3b from partners for management of ecosystems
    19 july 2011 13:27:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The UNDP, technical partners and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) have granted Mali over FCFA 3 billion to manage ecosystems in Faguibine, a chain of lakes located in the Northern part of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria's apex bank gives out US$ 891 million loans to farmers
    16 july 2011 12:20:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said Saturday that it had given out loans totalling 133.65 billion naira (about US$ 891 million) from the 200 billion naira (US$ 1.3 billion) Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) earmarked for farmers across the country, according local media reports which quoted CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Full text...

  • UN expert tasks South Africa on food economy
    15 july 2011 22:44:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, on Friday called on South Africa to build a food economy that is inclusive and benefits all segments of the population, especially the millions who are poor and food insecure. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to export fish to the US
    14 july 2011 21:57:39
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Government of Cape Verde has concluded agreements with American businessmen in the fisheries sector that would make it possible, in the short term, to export fresh and frozen fish to the United States. Full text...

  • 'Reforming forest tenure systems can improve peoples' livelihoods'
    13 july 2011 10:47:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A newly-published report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said reforming forest tenure systems and securing forest ownership rights can significantly improve peoples' livelihoods and enable them to gain income from forest products. Full text...

  • France concerned about deteriorating food situation in Somalia
    12 july 2011 20:12:19
    Paris, France (PANA) – France is concerned about the deteriorating food situation in Somalia following a drought after poor rains, the spokesman of the French ministry of foreign affairs, Bernard Valero, said on Tuesday in Paris. Full text...

  • FAO D-G says coming years crucial to Africa's food security
    11 july 2011 13:46:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The coming years will be crucial to Africa's food security, with the continent's population rising steadily, the outgoing Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jacques Diouf, announced Sunday in Bamako, after meeting with President Amadou Toumani Toure. Full text...

  • FAO survey shows 4.5% South Sudan land used for farming
    08 july 2011 16:16:22
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - As South Sudan celebrates its independence Saturday, 9 July, the world’s newest nation faces many challenges in building a strong and stable economy that supports the food security and livelihoods of its population. Full text...

  • FAO, humanitarian agencies seek support for drought-ravaged Horn of Africa
    08 july 2011 14:11:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - From mega-emergencies such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises such as the conflicts in Cote d'Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years. Full text...

  • Senegalese to lead WFP food distribution in Ethiopia
    07 july 2011 18:22:36
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed Senegalese national, Abdou Dieng, the new Country Director for Ethiopia, to lead the UN organisation’s largest relief programme. Full text...

  • Egypt denies responsibility for E.Coli outbreak
    07 july 2011 12:41:07
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt has denied being the source of an E.Coli outbreak which caused the death of 48 people in Germany and one in Sweden out of a total of 4,178 individuals infected in Europe. Full text...

  • 'Lack of mechanisation hinders rice production in Africa'
    06 july 2011 13:06:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Rice farming stakeholders have said the lack of mechanisation is seriously undermining the productivity and competitiveness of the produce in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a statement from Africa Rice Centre, made available to PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • NGO calls for land reform in favour of women
    05 july 2011 22:41:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A non-governmental organization (NGO) in Senegal is calling for land reforms in favour of women. Full text...

  • Worst drought in 60 years put 10 million at risk of starvation in East Africa
    02 july 2011 09:09:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Christian Aid, an international non-governmental body working to end global poverty, has launched an emergency humanitarian appeal to help people across the East and Horn of Africa, following two failed rainy seasons that have left ten million on the brink of starvation. Full text...

  • WFP happy with safe return of 2 missing staff members in Ethiopia
    30 june 2011 14:45:41
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Wednesday confirmed that two Ethiopian staff members who went missing after a deadly incident in mid-May have returned safely. Full text...

  • WFP appeals for support for drought victims in Horn of Africa
    29 june 2011 19:24:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Josette Sheeran, on Wednesday expressed concern over the plight of nearly ten million people facing severe food shortages as a result of a prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa. Full text...

  • UN says 10 million people faces food crisis in Horn of Africa
    29 june 2011 15:37:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Full text...

  • FAO declares deadly cattle disease eradicated
    28 june 2011 19:40:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday declared that the world has completely eradicated a cattle disease that has killed millions of bovines for millennia. Full text...

  • New report outlines ways to cut food waste
    28 june 2011 13:58:04
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - A new report by the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute has outlined measures that could help to reduce food waste as a means of meeting the needs of a growing human population, alleviating hunger and conserving resources. Full text...

  • African cotton receives attention at UNCTAD meeting
    28 june 2011 11:46:26
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - A Pan-African high-level meeting on the future of African cotton is being held in Cotonou, under the aegis of UNCTAD, to define the outline of a road map for the sector over the next ten years. Full text...

  • WFP experiments with "food vouchers" to fight hunger in DRC
    27 june 2011 21:57:13
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) has developed a tool to fight hunger in DR Congo called "food vouchers", a WFP communiqué reaching PANA on Monday said. Full text...

  • EC, FAO, IFAD, WFP join forces on food security
    27 june 2011 15:16:46
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The European Commission (EC), FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), here Monday signed a new Strategic Framework of Cooperation to increase the capacity of the international community to deliver effective, coordinated, timely and sustainable support to food security and nutrition. Full text...

  • Outgoing FAO boss hails Angolan
    27 june 2011 12:57:17
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Outgoing Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Jacques Diouf, has thanked Angola for its support during his years in charge of the UN Full text...

  • Annan warns hunger could become permanent disaster
    26 june 2011 21:10:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who chairs the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has warned that the current food security crisis that has left almost one billion people hungry could turn into a permanent disaster, endangering millions of lives as well as international cooperation. Full text...

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