African Statistical Yearbook 2010

The African Statistical Yearbook which is jointly produced by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) makes a key contribution to economic policy analysis and the monitoring of progress in vital economic and social sectors in the continent. Up-to-date and reliable statistics . . . → Read More: African Statistical Yearbook 2010

Modern Energy Services for Modern Agriculture

This report, published by GIZ-HERA (Poverty-oriented Basic Energy Services) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, aims to highlight the important role played by modern energy services and related technologies in the modern agricultural production process for smallholders in developing countries. It focuses on energy input in agricultural production, . . . → Read More: Modern Energy Services for Modern Agriculture

ECA Economic Report on Africa 2010

The Economic Report on Africa (ERA) 2010 is a joint undertaking between the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC). ERA 2010 broadly assesses recent global economic developments, and economic and social conditions and emerging issues in Africa, including trade negotiations, financing development and climate change.

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA III)

This publication focuses on the theme of macroeconomic policy convergence, monetary and financial integration in Africa’s Regional Economic Communities.

Because it helps increase growth, trade and investments, the pursuit of macroeconomic stability and monetary integration is crucial for Africa’s integration efforts. At the core of these efforts are prudent fiscal, monetary, exchange rate and . . . → Read More: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA III)

Africa’s Future and the World Bank’s Support to It

Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 has an unprecedented opportunity for transformation and sustained growth. Until the outset of the global economic crisis, economic growth had averaged 5 percent a year for a decade. Even though growth declined as a consequence of the global financial crisis, it has rebounded in 2010 thanks to prudent macroeconomic policies . . . → Read More: Africa’s Future and the World Bank’s Support to It

The possibility of a rice green revolution in large-scale irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper investigates the potential of and constraints to a rice Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa’s large-scale irrigation schemes, using data from Uganda, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. The authors find that adequate irrigation, chemical fertilizer, and labor inputs are the key to high productivity. Chemical fertilizer is expensive in Uganda and . . . → Read More: The possibility of a rice green revolution in large-scale irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs – Global Monitoring Report 2011

Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the World Bank and IMF’s latest update on progress toward the 2015 targets.

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FAO Aquaculture planning

With the dramatic recent growth of aquaculture, the planning of its development has become increasingly important. Proper planning will stimulate and guide the evolution of the sector by providing incentives and safeguards, attracting investment and boosting development. Moreover, it will help to ensure the long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability of the sector, and . . . → Read More: FAO Aquaculture planning

Manos Unidas visits Chede Muafcoop

Emilio Rico from Manos Unidas visits Chede Muambong in Feb 2011

Mr. Emilio Rico, Coordinator for Central Africa for Manos Unidas, an international development NGO based in Spain, visited Cameroon in February 2011. Manos Unidas is a major development partner of Chede Muambong Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd (Chede Muafcoop), and in 2009 contributed significantly to the funding of a 15 km Muambong–Abang earth road link . . . → Read More: Manos Unidas visits Chede Muafcoop