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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
The post-harvest stages of food commodity value chains are essential to Africa’s agricultural productivity, argues UNECA’s Josué Dioné. They are essential for two reasons: First, to provide inputs to enable farmers to respond to demand, and second, to enable farmers … Continue reading
Although many countries have made significant progress in the last decade, poverty and malnutrition continue to be major problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural production increased to 12.3 percent of gross domestic product in 2009. Yet, 72.9 percent of the population … Continue reading
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Josué Dioné, Director at the Food Security and Sustainable Development Division at UN Economic Commission for Africa, discusses the value chain approach toward increasing agricultural productivity and enhancing food security.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in conjunction with the African Union Commission , United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa is organizing an international conference under the theme “Increasing Agricultural Productivity … Continue reading