Effective biosecurity key to food security in Africa

By Newton Sibanda [LUSAKA, ZAMBIA] Poor capacity in biosecurity remains a major obstacle to agricultural trade in Africa and limits farmers’ incomes and food security, a meeting has heard. The 4th Africa Plant Biosecurity Network workshop held in Zambia on 27 February-3 March noted that effective biosecurity system could boost regional and international trade in …

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Knowledge management crucial for Africa’s growth

By Ochieng’ Ogodo [NAIROBI] Knowledge management is crucial for Africa’s socioeconomic growth and should be at the centre of the continent’s development agenda, a meeting has heard. The observation was made last month (14-16 November) during information and knowledge management training workshop on nutrition security and trade organised in Kenya jointly by the Africa Union …

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Africa News Headlines for 11 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe that appeared over the past seven days Partnership allows UVa to offer more-obscure language classes Source: The Daily Progress Facebook to beam Internet to Africa with Israeli AMOS-6 communications satellite Source: Port2Port Malawi, Sudan and Ethiopia cost of living highest in Comesa Source: The Star …

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