Monthly Archives: November 2011

Video – Keynote – Abebe Haile Gabriel

Food security in Africa today: a synopsis Keynote Speech by Abebe Haile Gabriel

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Day 3 in pictures

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InfoBrief Issue 3

Download InfoBrief Issue 3 (PDF 790K) This third brief gives a snapshot of the sessions, discussions and other activities happening in the Africa Hall from Day 2.

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Africa’s green revolution

On Wednesday, AGRA’s Namanga Ngongi placed smallholders at the center of our discussions on agriculture. He declared agriculture to be “by far the most important sector for any reform agenda in Africa and the main catalyst for ending poverty on … Continue reading

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Sitting at the same table

According to Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere (IFPRI), speaking yesterday, “we have forgotten the importance of agriculture, health and nutrition linkages.” “We need to make sure that when policy makers devise agricultural programs they bring on board health personnel. Similarly, when health sectors … Continue reading

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Overcoming challenges to food security: Points of view

Khalid Bomba, ATA: “The major challenges are the efficient implementation of many of the strategies and technologies that we already have. I don’t think we need new technologies and new strategies. From a long-term perspective, I think that the environmental … Continue reading

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Agriculture and climate change mitigation

UNECA’s Seleshi Bekele chaired a parallel session on climate change adaptation and mitigation in African agriculture. The four papers showed how climate change affects agriculture in terms of reducing production, productivity and how it aggravates poverty. According to the cases … Continue reading

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Radio feeds farmers . . .

Margaret Kingamkono of Farm Radio International explains the potential of radio. “We work with partners in sub-Saharan Africa to build the capacities of radio stations. It provides resources and training so the radio stations can produce high quality and relevant … Continue reading

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Interview: Monty Jones on walking together to increase productivity

“In the 1990s, there was a decline in trade and food production in Africa. There was also a substantial decline in investments in agricultural research. If we are able to increase investments in research, we will be able to increase … Continue reading

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Video – Keynote: Namanga Ngongi

Delivering African agricultural productivity and food security through a Green Revolution: prospects and challenges Keynote Speech by Namanga Ngongi, AGRA

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