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Purdue alumnus wins world’s foremost prize for food, agriculture

Tags: Africa(1), Agricultural(1), Agriculture(1), Africa(1), Agricultural(1), Agriculture(1)
Purdue University alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize laureate for his work as a reformer and leader of the agricultural sector in Africa.

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Tags: Africa(4), Hefting(1), Africa(4), Hefting(1)
Africa’s informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving livelihoods and increasing regional integration across the continent, says FAO’s new “Formalization of informal trade in Africa” report. Such trade accounts for a large share – between 20 and a hefty 70 percent – of employment in sub-Saharan Africa.

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

Tags: Africa(1), Drought(1), Africa(1), Drought(1)
Some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to FAO's new Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

Agriculture ministers urged to address African rural youth unemployment

Tags: Africa(1), European Union(1), Agriculture(2), Africa(1), European Union(1), Agriculture(2)
Youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at the Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome.

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