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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The coast of West Africa is home to some of the most abundant fishing grounds on the planet. Historically, these rich waters teem with some of the world’s most sought after fish, such as mackerel, marlin, shrimp, sardines, barracuda and more. For thousands of years, coastal West Africans have relied on this plentiful bounty for both sustenance and livelihood. Today illegal fishing has put this ancient relationship in jeopardy and the fate of West Africa’s fishing future now lies in the balance.

With India-Africa trade turnover standing at $70 billion, India is now looking for inward investments from Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday. “Total trade turnover between India and Africa is $70 billion,” Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, said at a curtainraiser here of the “I for Afrika” business networking event. “We are not only looking at investing in Africa, we are also looking at African investments in India,” Sinha said. Organised by the Indo-African Chamber of Commerce (IACCI), the eighth edition of “I for Afrika” is also supported by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce and will be held in Mumbai from September 27 to 30.

Japan is expected to use the sixth Tokyo International Conference of Africa's Development slated for Nairobi, Kenya this week to boost trade relations between the nation and the continent at a time when it is trailing behind its Asian peers. According to data released Monday by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), while Japan's monthly exports to Kenya average 67.4 million U.S. dollars, India ships into the East African nation goods worth 193 million dollars and China's exports stand at 233 million dollars.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), has introduced master training programme (MTP) for the promotion of cashew value chains in Africa. The programme, which seeks to create a pool of qualified experts along the cashew value chain to facilitate knowledge exchange, learning and innovation within the cashew sector in West Africa and beyond, is also to sustain its support for Ghana’s cashew industry. Mr Fredrick Yaw Alipui, Policy Advisor at the Ministry, said this during the the opening ceremony of the second session of the third edition of the Master Training Programme (MTP3/2) on cashew value chain promotion on Monday in Sunyani.

The private sector and development partners have so far committed $1.7billion for the development of agriculture in the country under the New Alliance and Grow Africa Partnerships. The partnership was an initiative of G8 Summit at L’Aquila, Italy, which was formed to support Africa’s effort towards food and nutrition security. Essentially, it is a partnerships agreement between the government, private sector and development partners on targeted actions needed to promote agriculture investment and consequently food and nutrition security in Nigeria.