Archive for December, 2014

WAEMU shares experience on veterinary legislation & integration with RECs

  The African Union’s Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) organized a workshop for Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to share experiences with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) on regional integration and harmonization of veterinary legislation. Organised under the auspices of the Veterinary Governance Project (VET-GOV) sponsored by the European Union with technical […]

Kenya accesses US$24 Million from GAFSP

The Republic of Kenya is among the latest five countries to access funding from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). GAFSP partners announced $107 million in grants to five countries−Benin, Bhutan, Kenya, Laos PDR, and Timor Leste−for country-led initiatives to increase agriculture productivity, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security. According to […]

Ngwenya calls for a new model for promoting innovative technologies

COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has bemoaned the negative publicity against biotechnology and has called for a new approach in promoting innovative technologies for increased agriculture productivity in Africa. Speaking when a delegation from African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) visited COMESA, Mr. Ngwenya said canadian pharmacy negative publicity on biotechnology has sent mixed messages […]