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New Global Crop Data Aid in Food Policy Decisions (All Africa)

Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate…

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UK Invests in Six Super Crops to Help Beat Global Hunger

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2013. On June 8, the UK government granted £30 million to HarvestPlus to develop and deliver six nutritious crops to several million farming households in Africa and Asia. The UK has supported HarvestPlus, an international program of…

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Climate Change and Agriculture in Southern Africa

New book helps region understand what might be in store and what to do about it Sep 3, 2013  September 3, 2013, Maseru, Lesotho— The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this…

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Report: Climate change to shift Kenya’s breadbaskets

Study presented during national climate and agriculture meeting finds Kenyan farmers can thrive despite changing growing conditions Sep 16, 2013  NAIVASHA, KENYA (16 SEPTEMBER 2013)—Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible…

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CAADP 10 Years Out: How Have Countries Fared in Agricultural Development?

November 12, 2013, Dakar, Senegal—It has been 10 years since African heads of state and government pledged to allocate 10 percent of their national budgets to the agricultural sector as part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP…

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Climate Change and Agriculture in East Africa

December 9, 2013, Bujumbura, Burundi—Population growth in East Africa is among the highest in the world and could worsen food insecurity, which is already severe. Arable areas in the region are under severe pressure to increase their productivity to feed a…

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