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Agricultural Inputs

Does the future of farming in Africa lie in the private sector?

23 November, 2012 Could an alliance between big agribusiness and small-scale farmers produce enough food to feed the continent and beyond? African smallholder farmers are some of the most impoverished people in the world (43% are women) and they account for 80% of food production in sub-Saharan Africa (pdf). Some people argue their future will be driven by the private sector – the UK's Department for International Development has been working to link up businesses with smallholder…

Angola: Agricultural Season Takes Off in Zaire Province

November 19, 2012 M'banza Kongo — About 2000 hectares of land have been prepared in the whole of Zaire Province for the 2012/2013 agricultural season, in which will be involved 5,800 peasants. This was revealed last Friday in Wene locality, Tomboco Municipality, by the head of Zaire Province's agriculture and rural development department, João Domingos. The hectares for cultivation are located in the municipalities of Tomboco, Mbanza Kongo, N'zeto, Soyo, Nóqui and Kuimba, which have…

Putting land reforms on political agenda

12th November, 2012 Representatives of the leading parliamentary parties and civil society bodies have called for land reforms to get rid of the country’s colonial economic power structure. They urged political parties to include land reforms in their election manifestoes. At a seminar titled, ‘Where are Land Reforms on Political Agenda in Pakistan?’, they, along with land reforms experts, strongly articulated that effective land reforms were critical for sustainable food…

Kisan Movement to join KBP protest camp

November 07, 2012: National Kisan Movement (NKM) has announced to join the protest camp announced by the Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) at Islamabad to press the government for solving the problems being faced by the farmers' community. It also announced to jointly struggle with the KBP against the anti-grower policies of the government. This announcement was made in a meeting by NKM Chairman Major Habib ur Rehman Mayo (retd) with KBP Central Secretary Information Haji Muhammad Ramzan.…

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