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Genetically Modified Crops and Africa’s Agricultural Potential

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Different types of plants grow in a greenhouse at a research center in Canberra, Australia, which studies the creation of climate-ready crops, May 2011 (Courtesy Reuters). Share — — Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard. Juma was born and raised in Kenya, […]

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Empowered youth would guarantee Africa’s development – UNFPA

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Accra, March 12, GNA – Mr Faustin Yao, Director of United Nations Population Fund, Africa Sub-Regional Office, says Africa can only achieve sustainable development if the right dosage of investment goes into the empowerment of the continent’s youth. He said it was important to invest in young people and involve them in population growth management, […]

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Climate change networking necessary for Africa – NGO

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ejisu (Ash), March 5, GNA – Madam Jasqueline Nnam, Knowledge Sharing Officer of Africa Adapt (AA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called on stakeholders to come together to share ideas on climate change to reduce its havoc on the people. Madam Nnam made the call at a “Meet and Greet”, an interactive forum for knowledge […]

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Farmers of Africa Asked To Grow Cassava Plants

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently, a report has highlighted that the cassava plant can prove beneficial for the African farmers as they can resist severe consequences of climate change like increased intensity of heat. Global climate changes have affected many countries severely. Agriculture segment has been affected by it mostly. Therefore, the recommendations have been made with the pursuit […]

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Cassava ‘offers climate change hope’ for Africa

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

28 February 2012 Last updated at 06:58 ET Cassava performed best compared to potato, maize, bean, banana, millet, and sorghum The cassava plant could help African farmers cope with climate change, a scientific report says. “It’s like the Rambo of the food crops,” report author Andy Jarvis, of the Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture, […]

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