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Thorben Kruse posted Information 21 January 2010

Bringing together some 200 participants (government representatives, parliamentarians, farmers and agricultural producers, investors and representatives from regional organisations, international agencies, research institutes, NGOs, etc.), the Bamako meeting highlighted a large diversity of view

Thorben Kruse posted Information 15 February 2010

It was with this aim in mind that the Secretariat of the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD) had organised and moderated this regional dialogue at a time when many questions were being asked in West Africa about current reforms of land laws; property rights and rules on land expropriation (gov

Thorben Kruse posted Information 19 April 2010

Over the past years vast tracks of agricultural lands have been taken over by foreign firms. Much of this land is located in African countries with fast increasing populations suffering hunger and under-nourishment. Such land grabbing has been happening largely outside public scrutiny.

Ludovic Ciechanowski posted Information 12 May 2010

You will find in this page information about the activities of regional organisations in West Africa.

Thorben Kruse posted Information 9 September 2010

The report looks at the extent of these deals for agrofuels and questions the impacts on local communities and the environment.

Irene Pinedo Pascua posted Information 24 November 2010

Ethiopia’ first ever wind power plant will be built in Ashegoda, near Mekelle, the capital of the nation’s Tigray province. The first phase of the project, which is being overseen by France’s Vergnet Groupe, is expected to be completed by June 2011, and will have a capacity of 30 MW.

Irene Pinedo Pascua posted Information 2 December 2010

Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) are already used to promote RE in more than 30 countries globally, and South Africa has also recently introduced a FiT scheme. However, structuring renewable energy support schemes is a complex undertaking, particularly in Africa.

UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization posted Information 12 January 2011

VIENNA, 14 December 2010 – The Government of Japan will fund UNIDO projects worth a total of over USD 10.6 million in Africa, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan, as well as in Afghanistan.

UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization posted Information 12 January 2011

MAPUTO, 8 December 2010 – To mark Africa Industrialization Day in Mozambique and discuss the challenges of the industry in the country the UNIDO team joined forces with the Institute for Social and Economic Studies (IESE) and the Industrial Association (AIMO).