Communal wool project improving lives of thousands in SA’s Eastern Cape

The National Wool Growers’ Association of South Africa is making an invaluable contribution to communal areas in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The role the NWGA played in improving wool production in communal areas over the past 20 years was explained during the sixth congress for Eastern Cape communal farmers in…

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US$39 million FAO deal to support agro-output of rural Zambian farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has signed a US$39 million deal with the Zambian government to implement a programme that will aim to help small-scale rural farmers increase production. This is as the African Consumer Union (ACU) called on government to create a more enabling…

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World Bank urges Zambia to increase spending on agriculture

The World Bank says Zambia should increase public spending on agriculture to wean the country from copper dependency. “Low agriculture productivity remains the main impediment to poverty reduction. This leaves enormous scope to increase agricultural productivity by improving public spending in the sector,” said country manager Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg. She spoke…

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Newly launched FISH programme to tackle sustainable production, poverty

CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) in partnership with WorldFish have launched a research programme on fish called FISH during the Global Aquaculture Conference, currently underway in Cape Town. The programme was launched to tackle food security and nutrition, enhance livelihoods in emerging countries and also to address poor…

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