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    Maksym Subkh, Ukraine’s special representative for the Middle East and Africa. Image: Andisiwe Makinana War-torn Ukraine wants to increase investments and expand its grain exports to more African countries. The country’s economy has been ravaged after the invasion by Russia. Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its focus in Africa has been on northern and eastern ...
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    UN Women’s approaches to Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Sudan are focused on enhancing the productive capacities and the productivity of women.  “I am feeling happy because I no longer have to buy maize from the market to feed my children” she said., Hawa is one of about 150 other women farmers in the area called Al-Saffarah in Al-Qalabat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Gedaref state. According to FAO -Women represent ...
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    Ed Daein / Washington DC — Farming in Sudan during the current rainy season remains poor due to the war, the scarcity of agricultural and financial means, and the poor distribution of rainfall, Darfur farmers and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) report. East Darfuri farmer Ibrahim Sharef told Radio Dabanga earlier this ...
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    Faced with the effects of climate change, which pose risks of food insecurity, particularly in Africa, a new initiative jointly supported by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) should promote solar irrigation in nine countries on the continent by 2025. Large-scale solar applications for agriculture (LSSAA). This is the ...
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    Women in arid parts of rural Sudan, where water is becoming increasingly scarce due to climate change, are learning techniques to adapt to new weather patterns which will build their resilience for the future, thanks to support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Women farmers in Sudan are being encouraged to take a more ...
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    Farmers in the north of the Khartoum-El Gezirah agricultural program are complaining of a severe shortages of water needed to irrigate their fields. Farmer Mohamed Gusheiri told Radio Davanga that he could not pay the rent for “a regular motor thatpumps water from the White Nile orcanals”. “After a failed summer harvest due to torrential rains and ...
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    By Resala Abdelrahim Khartoum — Rice is one of the ancient cereal grains in the world, and people have grown it for at least 5,000 years ago. It is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population, and 90% of the world’s rice comes from Asia. There are thousands types of rice, ...