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How to restore degraded forest in Eastern Africa?

Forest degradation as a result of lodging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics.

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African agriculture, education and finance

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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.

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A rare opportunity to help transform African food security

An expert panel challenges EU donors to match rhetoric with action as Africa focuses on farm sector and investors take notice

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Global initiative underway to preserve yam biodiversity

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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.

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Sorghum project gains business and development award

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.

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