Nov 23, 2017 Last Updated 2:37 PM, Apr 10, 2017

2 Billion People Suffer From Hunger, Malnutrition

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The NEPAD Agency has made significant impact in the last decade, through social and economic transformation in Africa. NEPAD (The New Partnership for Africa’s Development) which is the African Union’s development coordinating entity has been showcasing some of these achievements to the group of African Ambassadors at the United Nations Permanent Observer Mission in New York.

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There had all along been criticisms about the nature and type of commitments and declarations that our leaders normally make and these criticisms might have emanated from the lack of clarity and/or targets. This time round, as evidenced by the Malabo Declaration, the commitments there are in are more concrete, including:

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AFRICAN UNION (AU) officials have requested for extension of African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) framework in which African countries would be able to export their products to the US market duty free for another 15-20 years.
The request has come at the 12th African Growth Opportunity Act ministerial meeting on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Addis Ababa, under the theme “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology”Enacted in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) framework has enabled 39 African countries to export certain goods quota and duty-free into the United States, although 90 percent of the total goods has been crude oil.

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Named after the broom-like leaf proliferation it causes at the top of cassava plants, the disease has already swept through Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao, China and the Philippines, resulting in dramatic reductions in cassava root starch content and in parts of Vietnam, massive 80 per cent yield losses.whlist Africa is very prone,witches Broom can be very devastating.

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