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Energising African agriculture

Africa is home to the world’s youngest population with 226 million people aged 15 to 24. This young workforce has the potential to drive innovation and transformation in agriculture, yet 72% of young Africans are living on less than €1.85 per day…

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by Olivia Frost and Pius Sawa Murefu


62 Results in projects and events

Nov 21

FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the SDGs

The world is facing unprecedented global challenges that affect the sustainability of food and agriculture systems, and thus the livelihoods of millions of family farmers worldwide. These challenges pose serious threats to achieving the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. More food will be needed to feed a growing population and, in order t…
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Nov 5

'Accelerating the uptake of climate-smart agriculture' kickoff

CTA and implementing partners have begun to implement a project 'Accelerating the uptake of climate-smart agriculture', in Ethiopia, aimed at improving resilience, agricultural productivity, food security and the income of 20,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia through the promotion of widespread adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices. The project identifies proven CSA approaches…
Awassa, Ethiopia

Sep 3

African Green Revolution Forum 2018

Lead. Measure. Grow. Pathways to turn smallholder farmers into sustainable agribusiness. Africa is on the move, with signs of prosperity and progress seen in entire economies and in the lives of millions of its people. These signs are giving rise to even greater aspirations for the years ahead. We s…
Kigali, Rwanda

Aug 1

Building Capacity for Institutionalising Food Safety Tracking in African Union Member States

Through the Malabo Declaration in June 2014, African heads of state and governments made a commitment to accelerated agricultural growth and transformation, for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. African leaders committed their countries to the mutual accountability of results and actions, within a biennial review process which involves tracking, monitoring and reporting on the progres…

Jun 18

“Accelerating the Uptake of Climate-Smart Agriculture” kickoff

The project “Accelerating the Uptake of Climate-Smart Agriculture” seeks to improve resilience, agricultural productivity, food security and income of 5,000 smallholder farmers in Jamaica through the promotion of widespread adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices. The project will identify proven CSA approaches…
Kingston, Jamaica

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