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Nigeria looks to agriculture for growth

Akinwumi Adesina 1At the New World Nigeria investment conference, Nigerian minister of agriculture and rural development, Akinwumi Adesina, and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, made clear their resolve to rebuild a vibrant agricultural sector

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Framing Finnish support for rural civil society in Kenya

Kenya communityMaarit Hirvonen, chief technical adviser to the Programme for Agriculture and Livelihoods in Western Communities (PALWECO), spoke of the ways in which PALWECO has worked, and continues to work, towards delivering Finnish support for civil society in Kenya

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WHO tobacco guidelines concern Kenyan manufacturers

Tobacco fieldThe Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has spoken out against the full implementation of the World Health Organisation's tobacco control recommendations in the region

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From food insecurity to healthcare provision

Medical support AfricaThe measures in place for food provision and the supply of medicines were recently explored by Dr Sylvester Kimaiyo, programme director at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH)

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IFAD calls for smallholder farmers to be placed at the centre of sector exchanges

IFAD farmer AfricaThe President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze, has called for smallholder farmers from across Africa to be placed at the centre of sector exchanges in order to fuel economic growth across the continent

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