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Importation of Indian gari, the Nigerian paradox

Reports of imported gari packaged as “Ïndian gari” displayed and sold to the public in a Lagos supermarket, came as a rude shock and complete surprise to millions of Nigerians. Previously, it was unimaginable that Nigeria could ever get to the point of importing gari, a popular West African staple food made from cassava tubers.

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CTA Brussels Briefings on Regional Trade in Africa

Brussels – The CTA, in partnership with the the EU Commission, the EU Presidency, the ACP Group of States, Concord, and other partners will organise the next Brussels Development Briefing on the subject of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities”. This 47th edition of the Brussels Briefings will take place on 3rd February 2017 at ACP Secretariat headquarters.

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Why strong veterinary services are needed

Veterinary services make vital contributions to livestock supply chains, from farm to fork, and must be strengthened for the benefit of people, animals and the environment. Livestock play a pivotal role in income-generation, employment, food and nutrition security, transport, draught power and social cohesion for millions of people worldwide.

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How to help cassava smallholders transform agriculture

Yaoundé (Camerun) – The debates around transforming the global South, especially Africa, are increasing, which is an indicator of how the continent is desperate to catch up with the developed nations. As a journalist, I am always keen on telling stories about how to improve livelihoods, especially of the rural poor.

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Cameroon: when the lemongrass tea creates miracle

Dec8

Yaoundé (Cameroon) – After studying finance in France, Pavel Ayimnei returned to Cameroon where he worked 10 years as an advisor for small enterprises. But he has not been successful in this field. Finally, he found his happiness in agriculture. In 2011, he created AY-Distribution, an enterprise that produces and markets lemongrass tea.

This video has been produced in the framework of a partnership between Agribusiness TV, VITA and Afronline.org

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Mali: Successful return after years of adventure

Dec3

Bamako – After living in Angola, Indonesia, the United States and other countries for many years, Sanoussi decides to return back to Mali and do business. But the return has not been easy due to cultural differences and unfavourable business environment. His strategy has been to plan his return gradually by spending some months abroad and some months in Mali, until he was ready to come back definitely. Today Sanoussi has over 100 lactating cows, which produce 300 litres of milk daily. “Youth say that without money, we cannot start anything. Me I would say that firstly, without the will, we cannot start anything,” says Sanoussi. This video has been produced in the framework of a partnership between Agribusiness TVVITA and Afronline.

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