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Forest degradation as a result of lodging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics.
African governments have an historic opportunity to simultaneously secure significant new investments in agriculture and redefine relations with European partners by embracing a clear, African-led commitment to boosting food production. That is, in summary, what the Montepellier Panel Report suggests.
An expert panel challenges EU donors to match rhetoric with action as Africa focuses on farm sector and investors take notice
World yam collection in Nigeria provides ultimate rescue for African yam diversity in an initiative to conserve critical crop collections backed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
The highly successful CFC-financed sorghum project in Sierra Leone, which has been a showcase as an innovative public-private partnership (PPP) initiative, received the 2010 World Business & Development Award at a ceremony during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit hosted by the United Nations in New York, USA.