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In this podcast, listen to Ms. Malebo Hellen Moepi, an expert in the Aquaculture field, and working with AU-IBAR. Learn about the status of fisheries in the African continent and how issues related to governance and growth of the fishing sub-sector are being addressed by reviewing the Fisheries Governance projects implemented by AU-IBAR. The hosts are Njoki Thuo and Wayne Wafula from Standard Media.
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In this episode Njoki Thuo and Wayne Wafula (Standard Media Group) talk to Dr. Henry Wamwayi who is a Micro-biologist and veterinarian with the AU-IBAR. The discussion focuses on a livestock disease of economic importance, PPR - Peste des Petits Ruminants also known as sheep and goat plague. PPR infected and at risk countries are home to approximately 1.7 billion heads – around 80 percent – of the global population of sheep and goats. It is estimated that this disease causes annual economic losses of up to USD 2.1 billion. Looking beyond this figure, 300 million families are at risk of losing their livelihoods, food security, and employment opportunities. Hopefully at the end of this episode you will have a better understanding of the disease, how to identify and control it in your flock once it is affected.
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Africa has about 12% of the world’s oil reserves, 42% of its gold, 80%–90% of chromium and platinum group metals, and 60% of arable land in addition to vast timber resources. Africa experienced a commodity boom during the early 2000s translating into the continent’s unprecedented growth that was only disturbed by the onset of the global financial crisis of 2008. Download and read the full press release:

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As we commemorate World Honey Bee Day, which fell on 21st August 2021, we can also take the opportunity to remember and appreciate the life of Mavis Rewana Nduchwa – not just as an ordinary beekeeper – but as a lady that served rural communities, enthusing other young people, women and rural farmers to care for the environment and make people feel part of something bigger as sustainers of our environments, and more connected, than the daily routine of life. Mavis passed away on 13th August, 2021, and was put to rest on 21st August 2021.

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An extraordinary meeting of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment (ARDWE), comprising ministers in charge of the relevant offices in the Member States was held on Thursday, July 15, 2021, to deliberate and validate a draft common position of Africa for the forthcoming United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) scheduled for September 2021. Refer to attached press release.

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Are you a small scale farmer involved in rearing local poultry? How best can you improve the production and productivity in the in the local poultry industry? Access our manual on effective utilization of technologies and innovations for the promotion of local poultry livestock value chains in Africa.

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