West Africa seeks partnerships to develop fisheries

The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) has called for more public and private sector investments to generate growth and foster sustainability in the regional fishing industry. The FCWC was set up in 2007 to manage and regulate the fishing industry and resources of the 6…

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Subsistence farming model a drawback for West African smallholder farmers

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on West African governments to equip smallholder farmers with modern tools to help them migrate from subsistence to commercial farming. Addressing a recent regional food security innovation summit in Nigeria, LCCI chairperson Onikepo Akande said throughout West Africa, smallholder farmers…

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Zambian maize farmers must target East African markets – PMRC

The Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) says the maize surplus in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region provides an opportunity for Zambian maize farmers to exploit the north and East African markets. PMRC executive director Bernadette Deka says farmers can take advantage of price differentials between surplus and…

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