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Monday, 19 March 2018

The World Bank Group, United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and Nigeria's Dangote Farms have commenced a hybrid tomatoes production in project in Kano aimed at maximising the local content supply for tomato processors in the country, beginning with Dansa Holdings. President, Dansa Holdings, Sani Dangote, who spoke on the promises of the project said, "A viable tomato industry is one that has consistent supply, minimal waste, adequate support systems for farmers, favorable policies, and a robust and vibrant value chain." According to Dangote, the partnership with the various stakeholders in the industry will enable the firm "pull all the pieces together and unlock the full potential of the tomato industry; that way, Nigeria can reduce its heavy dependence on imports and boost agriculture in the country.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Namibian organic farmer Manjo Smith has been elected vice president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) at the just ended organisation's general assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Smith is the Chairperson of the Namibia National Association of Horticultural Producers (NAHOP), and owner of Greenspot Organics in Okahandja. IFOAM is an international umbrella organisation for the organic world, uniting close to 800 affiliates in 118 countries.

Disaster management in the Caribbean region is getting a boost with a 20 million euro grant from the European Union, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The funds are expected to support the strengthening of National Disaster Offices and CDEMA in the implementation of the 2014-2024 Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy, the agency said in a release Friday.

The region’s fisheries stakeholders to deepen their understanding of the “blue growth concept” at a two-day workshop in St. George’s, Grenada under the theme, “Investing in Blue Economic Growth” on November 20-21, 2014.   The Blue Growth Concept is mainly concerned about how to generate economic growth from the living resources in the oceans and seas.   The Blue Growth seeks to achieve growth by sustainable use and conservation of aquatic renewable resources in the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) and on the high seas, in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Monday, 24 November 2014

In the wake of the signing of a forest conservation agreement between the Government of Liberia and the European Union through the Government of Norway, where the country stands to benefit US$150 million in exchange for protecting its forest, the Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority says the agreement is not against legal logging activities in the country.Harrison Karnwea in an interview with FrontPageAfrica said the agreement is intended to protect the Liberian forest against illegal logging activities, but under the terms of the agreement logs from legal sources with logging companies in compliance with laws will be permitted for export. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

On the initiative of the Economic Community of Central African States and with the support of the European Union, this conference will address in particular the enhancement of forest ecosystems. On 27-30 October, the General Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) is organising the Conference of Ministers on the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa and the structural transformation of the economy of natural resources in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in collaboration with the Congolese government. This conference on the theme of “Diplomacy-Integration-Governance and a new timber industry” is financed by the European Union (EU) with the technical support of the European Forestry Institute (EFI) and also falls within the scope of the activities of the ECOFAC V programme (fragile ecosystems of Central Africa) and those of the Regional FLEGT Unit and the System of the Green Economy in Central Africa (SEVAC), set up in 2010 by the ECCAS General Secretariat.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The European Union today endorsed a grant contract, signed between the Republic of Kiribati and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, for an additional €2 million (AUD 2.8 million) for the Environmentally Safe Aggregates for Tarawa (ESAT)project. This brings the total European Union financial contribution to the project to €5.2 million (AUD 7.1 million). Implemented in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the project is the first of its kind in the Pacific. It is designed to protect the fragile beaches of South Tarawa from damage caused by unsustainable sand and gravel mining, by providing an environmentally safe supply of aggregates for building materials.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Community groups have welcomed the Papua New Guinea Government's announcement it will abolish special agricultural business leases. Community groups have welcomed the Papua New Guinea Government's announcement it will abolish special agricultural business leases. The leases paved the way for millions of hectares of customarily-owned land to be taken over by large corporations for so-called agricultural projects. The Oakland Institute, an independent policy think tank in the United States, has welcomed the decision with caution. Oakland Institute policy director Frederique Mousseau says there's concern that many leases already issued aren't being revoked.

Monday, 07 July 2014

Today and tomorrow, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and Ministers from 16 ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries will co-sign the first National Indicative Programmes under the 11th European Development Fund for the period 2014-2020 in Nairobi (Kenya). The signing ceremony will take place in the margins of the meeting of the Joint Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and the EU, in Nairobi.

Friday, 20 June 2014

The EU launch of the Samoa UN Conference on Small Island Developing States took place on Tuesday 10 June in the European Parliament. The topic covered by the event was the  role for the EU in the Samoa UN Conference on Small Island Developing States. Connie Hedegaard (EU Commissioner for Climate Action) and  Fatumanava Pa'olelei Luteru (EU Ambassador Samoa) made presentations on the topic. H.E. Ronny Jumeau (Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS, Seychelles) also gave a speech.