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  • The 4th RUFORUM Biennial Conference

    24 July 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01716/

    The 4th RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Maputo, Mozambique was convened from the 21st to the 25th of July 2014 with the overall theme for the conference was "Celebrating the Contribution of Universities and Partners to Africa's Agricultural Development". The 2014 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the fourth in the series...
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  • FANRPAN hosts a one day workshop to validate the PHM and CSA policy scoping study in South Africa

    18 July 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01713/

    FANRPAN in partnership with the National Agricultural Marketing Council hosted a one day workshop in Pretoria, to validate two policy studies on PHM and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) that were conducted in South Africa. The PHM study was funded by the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) while the CSA Policy Scoping Study was funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
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  • National Dialogue Tanzania: CSA study validation

    04 July 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01705/

    FANRPAN, with the support of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), commissioned 16 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) scoping studies in 16 African countries. These scoping studies sought to provide a better understanding of the CSA policy environment vis a vis existing CSA policy frameworks and practices, as well as gender and innovation...
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  • FANRPAN hosts a 2 day workshop to validate 3 National Policy Studies for Madagascar

    03 July 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01703/

    FANRPAN in collaboration with the Madagascar Node Hosting Institution - Unité de Politique de Développement Rural convened a National PHM Policy Study Validation workshop at Le Louvre Hotel, Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 23 -24 June 2014. The 2 day meeting was officially opened by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Pierrot Serge Randranarotiana, who welcomed FANRPAN to Madagascar and personally extended his words of appreciation to FANRPAN and its contribution to the development of Madagascar CAADP Compact and the support of the FANRPAN CEO, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, during the CAADP Compact signing which was completed on the 13th June 2014.
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  • National Dialogue Uganda: CSA study validation

    03 July 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.octoplus.co.za/documents/d01704/

    With support from African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), FANRPAN, in partnership with the Node Hosting Institution, Makerere University and FAO, convened a national Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) validation workshop to share and validate the CSA policy scoping report and solicit feedback and inputs.
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  • FANRPAN convenes a one day validation workshop to review Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Scoping Study in Mauritius

    26 June 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01717/

    FANRPAN organised a validation workshop to validate a Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Scoping Study that was conducted in Mauritius. The workshop aimed at bringing stakeholders together from diverse backgrounds including Scientists, National Experts, Policy Makers, Academia, representatives from vulnerable communities, Private Sector Representatives and NGOs.
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  • DRC Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Scoping Study Validation Workshop

    13 June 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01702/

    Overview of the Validation Workshop On June 13, 2014, the Center of Dialogue for Legal and Institutional Reforms (CERJI) that is the FANRPAN NODE host institution organized a workshop to validate a study conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the implementation of the "Climate Smart Agriculture" (CSA)...
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  • FANRPAN pays courtesy visit to the Madagascar Ministry of Agriculture

    17 March 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01672/

    On Friday the 14th of March 2014, FANRPAN paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Agriculture and met with Hon. Minister, Roland Ravatomanga, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The meeting was to inform the Minister of FANRPAN's activities in the region and in particular Madagascar. As from Monday the 17th to Wednesday 19th March, FANRPAN will be hosting its Annual Node Coordinators' Common Visioning Workshop in Antananarivo...
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  • CSA national dialogue - CSA policy scoping study validation, 29 January 2014, The rainbow towers, Harare, ZimbaThe rainbow towers, Harare, Zimbabwe

    29 January 2014, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://fanrpan.org/documents/d01709/

    FANRPAN (Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources Policy Analysis Workshop) has engaged the services of 16 national consultants to conduct CSA scoping studies in 16 countries to gain a better of what is known on CSA and how the different countries are responding in terms of policies, frameworks, gender, innovation and practices...
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  • Madagascar Signs National CAADP Compact

    24 October 2013, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d01645/

    Madagascar has become the 35th African country to sign the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact. The Madagascar national CAADP Compact was signed in the capital city, Antananarivo, during a high level meeting held on 21 October 2013 and was attended by government, farmer organisations, the private sector, development partners and NGOs...
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  • Fields of tears in Lesotho as new tool is introduced to help mitigate climate change

    01 October 2013, source: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/fields-of-tears-in-lesotho-as-new-tool-is-introduced-to-help-mitigate-climate-change/
    URL: http://africagreenmedia.co.za/fields-of-tears-in-lesotho-as-new-tool-is-introduced-to-help-mitigate-climate-change/

    After last season’s disastrous harvest, which delivered a fraction of previous yields, deep in Lesotho’s Ts’akholo village in Mafeteng district, Matsolo Sebusi’s husband has had to leave the family home to seek mining work in South Africa’s platinum belt of Rustenburg. Climate change has left farmers in this village fearful for their future, and as result some have opted to sell their animals and abandon their plots for urban areas in search of employment...
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  • New deal to empower women farmers in East Africa

    02 April 2013, source: Coastweek Kenya
    URL: http://www.coastweek.com/3612_agriculture.htm

    In Kenya, farmers lack proper information on best farming practices which has been contributing to the dwindling farm harvests Special report by Xinhua Correspondent Ejidiah Wangui Nakuru (Xinhua): Veronicah Kihanya knows no other tools of trade apart from her two-acre piece of land and her jembe. Her small farm at the heart of little known Gilgil in Nakuru County has been the source of her income in her entire life...
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  • African women benefit from jobs in agricultural supply chains

    31 March 2013, source: Supply Management
    URL: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2013/african-women-benefit-from-jobs-in-agricultural-supply-chains/

    By Anna Reynolds Agricultural supply chains are supporting women across Africa by giving them greater independence and offering more choice in life, according to research by food processor Olam. Olam, an international firm whose products include coffee, rice and sugar, carried out a survey in February of 5,971 women working in its cashew processing plants in Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ivory Coast and India...
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  • Time for recognition: Building on the progress at CSW57 to empower women in agriculture

    27 March 2013, source: Huffington Post
    URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anette-engelund-friis/time-for-recognition_b_2926266.html

    By Annette Engelund Friis, Manager, Climate Change Policy, Danish Agriculture & Food Council From March 4-15, the UN Commission on the Status of Women was held in New York, this is the 57th annual meeting where influential spokespeople from around the world discuss the issue of female empowerment...
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  • Africa: Women key in global growth

    18 March 2013, source: allAfrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201303182356.html?viewall=1

    By Warren Nyamugasira Opinion The day of reckoning has come round yet again. On behalf of the world, the United Nations has set up a process for thinking about the next big thing to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to end two years. When at the turn of the new Millennium, MDGs were adopted by over 189 countries...
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