Archive for April, 2014

Livestock Sector Contribution to CAADP Underestimated-VET-GOV

The Veterinary Governance Programme (VET-GOV) has observed that the potential and contribution of the livestock sector on food security and poverty alleviation under CAADP has been underestimated. African Union VET-GOV Programme Coordinator Dr. Baboucarr Jaw said livestock accounts for 35% of agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 10% of the average national GDP in Africa. […]

COMESA Needs a Green Revolution-Ngwenya

COMESA says time is now for the region to be economically transformed and integrated into the global economy through its own green revolution and industrialization. COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya said he is certain the region would become a major granary for the world and attain food security through programmes and initiatives such as the […]

RECs to receive US$15 Million for CAADP under MDTF2- World Bank

The World Bank has disclosed that Regional Economic Communities will receive funding to the tune of US$15 Million for rolling out CAADP under the next funding cycle of Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 2 from 2015-2020. Funding availability is contingent upon support to the MDTF2 from the different development partners. Speaking during the Business Meeting of […]

CAADP should harness aquaculture as the world’s fastest growing sector in Agriculture

While aquaculture is the fastest growing animal food sector in the World, fish farmers in Africa need to work hard for the industry to develop success stories. This is according to South Africa’s Mtunzini Fish Farmer Neil Stallard, who was speaking on behalf of the private sector during the side session on Fisheries at the […]