Home Posts tagged ECOWAS
More News News
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched the rice regional offensive initiative set to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production for all member states by 2025. Principal Programme Officer and head, ECOWAS Agriculture Division, Ernest Aubee, says the regional body in partnership with Competitive Africa Rice Initiative (CARI) in Nigeria, Burkina Continue Reading
More News News
  Africa, which imports nearly 83% of the food it consumes, has a real chicken and egg problem. The continent is caught between pressure from imports in some countries and an inability to meet demand in others. Africa’s chicken crisis is an expression of overall weaknesses in its agricultural system. If Africa cannot raise its grain production it cannot […]Continue Reading
More News News
African farmers are set to benefit from tens of billions of dollars pledged by African leaders, development banks, the private sector and international donors at a conference in Nairobi this week. Commitments of more than $30 billion have been made so far at the African Green Revolution Forum, to transform agriculture on the continent over […]Continue Reading
More News News
  The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Development Alternatives Inc (DAI) have signed an agreement to collaboratively work to strengthen market access for smallholder farmers in East Africa. The agreement enhances the work synergies between DFID’s FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (FoodTrade ESA) and AGRA. “Already, we work together on the […]Continue Reading
More News News
New report says ECOWAS States can create 300,000 new jobs by invest in fisheries industry. A new report from the Overseas Development Institute and porCausa, a Spanish investigative journalism organization says a crack down on illegal fishing by foreign commercial fleets operating in western Africa and investment in the region’s maritime industry could lead to […]Continue Reading