Nearly 3 jaar geleden, I remarked in front of the Ghanaian Parliament that Africa is a fundamental part of our interconnected world. Since that time, we have partnered with leaders, youth, and civil society in Africa to deepen the principles of democracy and human rights, to expand economic opportunity, and to support those who . . . → Lees meer: Nieuwe U.S. Strategie ten aanzien van Afrika bezuiden de Sahara.
Nearly one billion people endure the misery of chronic hunger, approximately one-sixth of the world’s population. Responding to the underlying causes of global hunger and food insecurity, at the London G20 Summit in 2009, President Obama announced a global food security initiative that has the support of the world’s major and emerging donor nations, . . . → Lees meer: Voedsel veiligheid factsheet.
African countries have spent decades trying to jump-start agricultural production. In the search for new approaches, many experts are looking for answers in China’s impressive agricultural achievements, which raised hundreds of millions of peasants from rural poverty in the past 30 jaar. China’s agricultural investments and development projects in Africa are growing. How relevant . . . → Lees meer: Hoe Afrika kan leren van de Chinese landbouw.
In 1993, Equity Building Society in Kenya was declared technically insolvent; in 2010 it is a fully fledged bank, listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and claims more than half of Kenya’s banked population as its customers. In 2006 alone, its customer base grew 82,5% and its deposits grow 80% a year. What is . . . → Lees meer: Afrikaanse succes verhalen Toon moeten bedenken van de grond.