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Grain, Fish, Money

Africa is a rich continent. Some of those riches – especially oil, gas and minerals – have driven rapid economic growth over the past decade. The ultimate measure of progress, however, is the wellbeing of people – and Africa’s recent growth has not done nearly as much as it should to reduce poverty and hunger, or improve health and education.

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Somalia: Prime Minister Meets with Farmers

Modadishu- Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Wednesday met with farmers to discuss the challenges they face and the help the government can provide to Somalia’s agriculture sector. The Prime Minister set out his vision of restoring the country’s strong export led agriculture sector as a key part of Somalia’s economic recovery.

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Falling Leaves: Kenya’s Farmers Falter as Tea Prices Drop

Nyeri – The end of the year is usually bonus season in Nyeri, the centre of Kenya’s tea growing region. At this time, farmers in the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya, hills thick with the precious crop, receive an extra annual dividend and descend on Nyeri to paint the town red.

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Tanzania Struggles to End Clashes Between Farmers and Herders

Dar Es Salaam – Tanzanian authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to deal with ongoing conflicts between farmers and pastoralists as they fight over limited land and water resources in this East African nation.

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The Economics of Stability in South Sudan

Little more than two years since declaring independence, South Sudan is now in what can only be described as a civil war. Right now representatives of both sides are in Addis Ababa for peace talks backed by Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya amongst others.

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Social media, mobile apps drive youth to agriculture

Kigali – What are some of the most promising tools helping women and the youth to transform the face of Africa’s agriculture? Yes, mobile applications, social media and videos are the ‘in-things’ inspiring a new generation of happy farmers.

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