$50 BILLION EXTERNALIZED THROUGH AGRO-IMPORTS

THE Common African Agro-Parks Programme (CAAPs) is externalizing about US$50 billion per year to import food commodities, it has been revealed. CAAPs was established in 2019 as on of the initiatives of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme...

Guard against food insecurity-Nalumango warns Comesa

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa member states  should innovate strategies and fight threats of food insecurity spurred by climate change and other headwinds while striving to build resilience and adaptation, Zambia’s Vice President Mutale...

UGANDA: UNDP and COMESA boost climate-smart agriculture

In Uganda, the agricultural sector contributes 24% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and provides 64% of employment. But agriculture, which is highly sensitive to climate change, is succumbing to frequent floods and prolonged droughts that cause farmers to lose...