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Lancement d’un nouveau Partenariat pour une transformation agricole inclusive en Afrique d’une valeur de 280 millions $EU

Quatre éminentes organisations qui soutiennent l’agriculture en Afrique unissent leurs efforts en matière de partenariat stratégique innovant en vue d’accroitre les revenus et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire pour 30 millions de familles de petits exploitants agricoles dans au moins onze pays africains d’ici 2021.   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5 Septembre 2017 – Le Partenariat pour…

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Signature d’importants contrats à la principale rencontre mondiale des dirigeants africains du secteur agricole, visant à Accélérer la marche de l’Afrique vers la prospérité à travers l’agriculture

Des  engagements d’investissements à hauteur de près de 6,5 milliards $EU ont été pris en faveur de la culture de l’huile de palme, des légumineuses, de la pomme de terre et du riz pour les huit prochaines années. Le nouveau Partenariat pour une transformation agricole inclusive en Afrique (PIATA) d’une valeur de 280 millions $EU…

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Major Deals to Accelerate Africa’s Path to Prosperity through Agriculture Agreed at World’s Foremost Gathering of African Agriculture Leaders

Close to US$6.5 billion worth of investments in palm oil, pulses, potato and rice, mainly in West Africa, over the next eight years, were made and the new US$280 million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) launched Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Friday 8 September 2017 – Africa’s economic growth prospects received a major boost…

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UNDP and GEF Launch Value Chain Sustainability and Resilience Study at AGRF

On 4 September 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched their study entitled “Options and Opportunities to Make Food Value Chains More Environmentally Sustainable and Resilient in Sub-Saharan Africa” (full English report and French executive summary) on the sidelines of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan,…

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Proper nutrition is key to Africa’s economic success, says report

Africa’s struggle with malnutrition remains a major hindrance to its success, with one in five people chronically undernourished. A nutrition report titled Nourished: How Africa Can Build a Future Free from Hunger and Malnutrition, released by the Malabo Montpellier Panel confirmed that the growing burden of undernutrition continues to threaten the improvement of Africa’s progress…

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Status report calls for policy emphasis on commercialization by smallholders

An agricultural revolution in Africa rests on a shift in production, away from traditional cereal crops and towards more valuable fruits, vegetables and livestock crops, according to the 2017 African Agriculture Status Report, launched at the Agricultural Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan. Agriculture remains the main hope of lifting Africa to wealth, accounting for 32…

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African women farmers can liberate continent if given more than just financial support

Ninety three per cent of young women provided with other support, in addition to funding, succeed in business, compared with just 57 per cent who thrive when given financial aid alone, according to Dr. Jemimah Njuki, Senior Program Officer, at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Speaking during a session organized by the Africa Enterprise…

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Champions for Nutrition, Food Security and Agribusiness Named Winners of 2017 Africa Food Prize

Leading advocate for nutrition Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, Kenya and agriculture entrepreneur Mme Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly, Mali will share the USD 100,000 prize Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 6 September 2017 – Two women, working at both ends of the agriculture supply chain in Africa, have each been awarded the 2017 Africa Food Prize. Hon. Prof. Ruth…

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