Agriculture

No food crisis yet as grain prices soar: U.N – Reuters

GRA/> Abdolreza Abbassian, senior economist and grain expert at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO … sparking violent protests in countries including Egypt, Cameroon and Haiti. “It is a serious situation which has to be monitored …

NASA satellites register deforestation hotspots in Cambodia, Myanmar, Ecuador for Apr-Jun 2012 period – News.Mongabay

Areas with a particularly large number of potential deforestation signals include Colombia, Ecuador, and Paraguay in Latin America; Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon … converted for industrial oil palm estates and pulp and paper plantations.

Central Africa: Cameroon to Protect Forests With Satellite Monitoring – AllAfrica.com

But Cameroon lost 18 percent of its forest cover between 1990 and 2010, with an average annual decline of 0.9 percent, or 220,000 hectares, according to the State of the World’s Forests 2011 report issued by the U.N. Food and … Continue reading

Cameroonians weigh pros, cons of palm oil – SmartBrief

In the Cameroon village of Fabe, the debate over a planned palm oil plantation reflects the dilemma facing many countries as demand increases. The project is expected to help provide people with jobs, roads and medical access, but it also … Continue reading

Cordinator, Dr Mathew Abang (M) and IRAD Ekona Director, Dr Etchu (R) at the African Researchers meeting in Ekona

African Researchers Discuss Bean Future

By Walter Wilson Nana African researchers interested in the beans plant and involved in the beans value chain are looking out for new ways to entrench its sustainability across the continent. Under the purview of the Pan Africa Bean Research … Continue reading

Sierra Leonean Grabs Top AU Job – AllAfrica.com

Dr. Kaloko defeated four other candidates: Mr. Charles Bikoi Binam from Cameroon and representing the Central African … Trade and Industry; Rural Economy and Agriculture; and Economic Affairs. After the election, Dr. Kaloko thanked His Excellency Dr …

Special Report: Africa palm-oil plan pits activists vs N.Y. investors – Reuters India

asked Caroline Mebande, technical adviser in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. “In Cameroon, we cannot put the stress of animals above the hunger of the people.” To win over environmentalists and secure RSPO certification …

Special Report – Africa palm-oil plan pits activists versus N.Y. investors – Reuters UK

FABE, Cameroon (Reuters) – It was a tough week for Cameroonian village chief Wangoe Philip Ekole. People in Fabe, angry at his support for a palm-oil plantation in their rainforest home, had put a curse on its seedling nursery, prompting … Continue reading

Special Report: Africa palm-oil plan pits activists vs N.Y. investors – Reuters

FABE, Cameroon (Reuters) – It was a tough week for Cameroonian village chief Wangoe Philip Ekole. People in Fabe, angry at his support for a palm-oil plantation in their rainforest home, had put a curse on its seedling nursery, prompting … Continue reading

At Large : Home from the sea – Martha’s Vineyard Times

The ports: Casablanca, Odessa, Piraeus, Naples, Rio, Recife, Durban, Togo, Abidjan, Monrovia, Dakar, Manila, Da Nang, Rotterdam, Cameroon, Panama … In his seagoing days, Bernie dropped by for coffee break. He might stay for lunch.