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 . . . → Lees meer: African Statistical Yearbook 2010
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, . . . → Lees meer: Modern Energy Services for Modern Agriculture
The Economic Report on Africa (ERA) 2010 is a joint undertaking between the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AOB) 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.
The report . . . → Lees meer: ECA Economic Report on Africa 2010
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 . . . → Lees meer: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA III)
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 . . . → Lees meer: Africa’s Future and the World Bank’s Support to It
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 . . . → Lees meer: The possibility of a rice green revolution in large-scale irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa
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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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. Bovendien, it will help to ensure the long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability of the sector, en . . . → Lees meer: FAO Aquacultuur planning
Mijnheer. Emilio Rico, Coördinator voor Midden-Afrika voor Manos Unidas, de ontwikkeling van een internationale NGO gevestigd in Spanje, bezochte Kameroen in februari 2011. Manos Unidas is een belangrijke ontwikkeling partner van Chede Muambong boeren Cooperative Society Ltd (Chede Muafcoop), en in 2009 aanzienlijk bijgedragen tot de financiering van een 15 km Muambong–Abang aarde wegverbinding . . . → Lees meer: Manos Unidas bezoeken Chede Muafcoop