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  • Zimbabwe: Improve welfare of farm workers, state told

    13 March 2007, source: The Herald
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200703110035.html

    Harare: The Government should adopt a holistic approach in addressing challenges facing the agriculture sector that include improving the welfare of farm workers as this was affecting productivity, the House of Assembly heard on Thursday. This came out in a joint report of the parliamentary portfolio committees on Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement and Agriculture and Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the plight of farm workers that was presented in the House...
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  • Beware EU pressure to open markets —Oxfam

    13 March 2007, source: The East African
    URL: http://www.nationmedia.com/eastafrican/current/Business/biz1203077.htm

    Nairobi:   Oxfam International has warned African countries negotiating Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the EU that Europe intends to be the only beneficiary of the agreement. In a 12-page report titled Unequal Partners: How EU-African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) EPA Could Harm the Development Prospects of Many of the World’s Poorest Countries, Oxfam says the EU was the clear beneficiary...
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  • Malawi improves on credit worthness

    13 March 2007, source: The Nation
    URL: http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=21024

    Blantyre:  There is more positive news on the economic front with a global economic think-tank rating Malawi more favourably in terms of investor confidence and reliability in its latest report. The development means there is reduced risk for companies and institutions dealing with Malawi’s entrepreneurs...
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  • Poor infrastructure undermines food safety in West Africa

    13 March 2007, source: IPS
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=36879

    Brussels:  A container ship is docked at Ghana's Tema port, stuffed to the brim with frozen food products, including thousands of metric tonnes of poultry parts recently arrived from Brazil. These are unloaded into cold storage facilities until they can be transported to the capital of Accra or elsewhere in the country...
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  • African trade fears carbon footprint backlash

    13 March 2007, source: BBC
    URL: African trade fears carbon footprint backlash

     Nairobi: "What is global warming?", asks Samuel Mauthike, a small scale vegetable farmer in Kirinyaga, Kenya's central province, as he crouches down compressing the moist soil around his green bean plants. "Is it something caused by us in Africa?" Mr Mauthike, 32, like so many of the two million Kenyans who rely on the western world to import their flowers, fruit and vegetables for their livelihoods, has never heard of a carbon footprint either...
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  • Mozambique vows to make the best use of its hydro potential

    13 March 2007, source: Mozambique Business - Daily Investor Intelligence
    URL: http.//www.cpi.co.mz

    Maputo:   At a time when electrical power becomes as rare as gold due to fast industrial developments in our region, Mozambique continues to seek solutions as all eyes are set on it for this important resource. Mozambique has a potential of generating about 14,000 megawatts of hydro power. So far only a small fraction – just over 2,000 -  is being generated from the Cahora Bassa dam, in the central province of Tete...
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  • African grain experts to discuss commodity trade

    12 March 2007, source: Xinhua
    URL: http://english.people.com.cn/200703/07/eng20070307_355278.html

    Nairobi:  African experts in the grain industry are scheduled to meet in Nairobi next month to discuss ways of streamlining cross border trade in grains, mainly maize and other commodities across the continent, organizers said on Wednesday. Organizers said the April 18 to 19 African Grain Trade Summit would bring together government officials and industry players to explore ways of exchanging grain trade information...
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  • WFP "open-minded" on food vs cash debate

    12 March 2007, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Johannesburg: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has published a paper in the ongoing 'food vs cash transfers' debate on the best method of dispensing aid, in which author Ugo Gentilini suggests an "open-minded" approach to both. The paper, 'Cash and Food Transfers: A Primer', devotes the larger share of attention to cash transfers but says the varying circumstances in which either cash or food would promote food security most effectively suggest that the two should be regarded as "mutually reinforcing, complementary transfers"...
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  • Scheme prods farmers to sell more cattle

    12 March 2007, source: New Era
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200703080317.html

    Windhoek:   Cattle farmers of the northern communal areas (NCA) are being offered N$1.50 extra per kilogramme in addition to the weekly carcass price to motivate them into selling their animals. Due to concerns of a low off-take (sales turnover) in these areas, the Meat Board has embarked on a cattle-marketing incentive scheme which started on March 1 and to run until November 30 this year to improve the low off-take of livestock and low abattoir utilisation in Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene North, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto, which together hold the majority of the country's cattle population in Namibia...
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  • Nutrition in Africa is moving – to an African rhythm

    12 March 2007, source: Nepad Dialogue, Issue 171
    URL: http.//www/nepad.org

    Midrand:  In Africa, nutrition has been waiting in the shadows for a long time while the drum rolls were reserved for other causes – agricultural productivity, transport, education, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and many more.Now it is nutrition’s turn to step into the circle. The need to refocus attention has been confirmed by the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition at its meeting in Rome on 26 February–2 March 2007 and by the activities of the African Union and NEPAD...
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  • Tough choices as floodwater subsides

    12 March 2007, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Maputo: As the ongoing relief effort in Mozambique's flooded Zambezi Valley enters its second month, government officials are shifting some of their attention to post-disaster reconstruction. Planning minister Aiuba Cuereneia said this week that US$71 million would be needed for the permanent resettlement of people living in flood-prone areas...
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  • Green scheme bogs down

    12 March 2007, source: New Era
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200703090389.html

    Windhoek:  The Green Scheme programme, Namibia's blueprint to attain food self-sufficiency, is not moving at the pace the government would have wanted. Although the programme has started, especially with projects in various areas, funding, land issues and confusion among some communities may delay the attainment of Namibia's goal to put 27000 hectares of land under irrigation in 15 years...
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  • Sacu should focus on data collection, says paper

    11 March 2007, source: Business Report
    URL: http://www.busrep.co.za/general/print_article.php?fArticleId=3707169&fSectionId=561&fSetId=262

    Johannesburg: The SA Customs Union (Sacu) should concentrate on getting the basics right first, such as collecting data, rather than focusing on regional integration, according to the paper by the SA Institute of International Affairs.The paper, entitled Sacu, Regional Integration and the Overlap Issue in Southern Africa, argues that Sacu, rather than pursue the "high-hanging fruit of policy deepening and harmonisation", should first pick the "low-hanging" fruit inherent in getting the basics of operating a customs union right...
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  • Namibia can increase agricultural production

    11 March 2007, source: Namibian Economist
    URL: http://www.economist.com.na/2004/21may/05-21-18.htm

    Windhoek:  What the country needs is a proper survey to evaluate the potential of agriculture especially in the communal areas. This is according to Mr Jan de Wet, the president of Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) in an interview with the Economist. The survey, de Wet suggests, can investigate the carrying capacity of each region, with particular attention to bush encroachment is estimated to have decreased the carrying capacity in the northern part of the country by 52%...
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  • Spain to grant agriculture insurance

    11 March 2007, source: AllAfrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200703090594.html

    Maputo:  Mozambique and Spain have reached an understanding that will lead to the signing, by May, of an agreement to grant insurance to the Mozambican agricultural sector. The announcement was made by Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo at the end of a two day meeting of the "Women for a Better World" network in Madrid on Thursday...
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