South Sudan: Sowing the seeds of a farming revolution

13 July, 2011 by (comments)

As independence celebrations subside, the real work of nation-building must now begin – with a major role for agriculture Agricultural assistance will be critical to the development of the world’s newest nation, and existing support will require a major re-think, according to a new report published recently by CIAT, FAO and an alliance of research partners. As the tenRead More …

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Haiti one year on – agriculture essential to recovery

11 January, 2011 by (comments)

On the eve of the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed 250,000 people in Haiti, FAO – the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation – has described support to agriculture in the Caribbean country as “key to a sustainable, food-secure future.” FAO Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordinator for Haiti, Etienne Peterschmitt, said today that in the countryRead More …

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Haiti – cholera fears affect rice harvest

5 January, 2011 by (comments)

Rice crops in northwestern Haiti could be in jeopardy due to farmers’ fears over cholera contamination, according to a preliminary assessment from FAO. The UN agency reports that many farmers are avoiding the harvest, fearing that the water in the rivers and canals that irrigate their paddy fields might be infected. There are also reports of consumers being unwillingRead More …

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