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NEPAD Season’s greetings from NEPAD
President Museveni promises investors free land in Uganda
NEPAD Secretariat new address
vendredi 12 décembre 2008
par adi

Season’s greetings from NEPAD

We wish all readers of the NEPAD Dialogue the compliments of the season. We hope the holiday ahead will be happy and relaxing and that the coming New Year will bring health and good fortune. This is the last issue of Dialogue this year. Publication will resume in mid-January and we can promise a year of change and excitement.

NEPAD Secretariat new address

The NEPAD Secretariat has moved to : Block B - International Business Gateway Park, Corner Challenger & Columbia Avenues Midridge Office Park, Midrand 1685

New switchboard number : +27 (0)11 256 3600 Postal Address is unchanged : NEPAD Secretariat - P.O. Box 1234 - Halfway House, Midrand - 1685

President Museveni promises investors free land in Uganda

In an attempt to promote the export of value-added products and generate jobs and revenue Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has offered investors free land. “Land should be given free,” the President said. “No question of rent. We shall recover it through creating jobs for our people.” This would boost the investment climate, he added.

The President made the comments while opening the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEDC) meeting in Kampala on 9 December 2008.

The two-day forum brought together 30 European countries, the USA, Japan, South Korea and Mexico with the aim of addressing the challenges of globalisation.

OECD works closely with NEPAD to support African countries in developing policy reforms that strengthen investment and development.

During their meeting the delegates discussed investment on transport infrastructure and regional integration.

Transport costs remain high in Africa, accounting for 14% of the value of exports, compared to only 8.6% for developed countries. Currently, only 27.6% of Africa’s two million kilometres of roads is paved compared to 43% in Asia and 33.5% in Latin America.

“If we address this bottleneck, including adding value to our products, our economies will be doing much better,” said the President.

The Acting Chief Executive of NEPAD, Amb. Olukorede Willoughby, said African governments needed to develop consistent policies in a bid to attract private investors to the road sector.

“There is high risk involved and African governments need to give assurances, fight corruption, improve transparency and political stability,” he said.

Mario Amano, the OECD deputy secretary-general, said OECD member states were willing to share experiences with Africa on road infrastructure.

On energy, President Museveni warned environmentalists against sabotaging the building of hydro-power dams.

“Building a dam in Africa is a war. Everybody fights you,” he said. “Some so-called environmentalists talk of environmental protection when in Uganda we destroy 40 billion cubic metres of wood annually for firewood.

“Anybody who is a friend of Africa must talk of dams and electricity. If you don’t do that, I am not interested in you,” Museveni said.

Africa needs to use alternative sources of energy to attract investments and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which call for the reduction of poverty by half by 2015.

“If we don’t develop electricity facilities, how shall we achieve the MDGs ? Are we supposed to use magic, witchcraft or what ?” the President asked. “Electricity together with transport will lower the cost of doing business and will open investment opportunities.” (Copyright The New Vision)

Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Calendar of events

- 6-12 December, Joint NEPAD Terra Africa missions to Rwanda (4-6 December) and Kenya (6-12 December).
- 13-18 December, CAADP PP meeting, high-level meeting on agriculture and water declaration and the high-level meeting on the rising food prices, Tripoli / Sirte, Libya. Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Involving African universities in the development agenda

A ministerial conference on higher education in Africa, with the theme : “Engaging African universities in the development agenda,” will be held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 23-27 February 2009.

Convened by COMESA and RUFORUM in partnership with NEPAD, FARA, CTA, FARNPAN and ANAFE, the international conference is a bid by stakeholders to bring together key policymakers and others to :

Mobilise political commitment for increasing investments in higher education in Africa ; Facilitate networking at all levels to spur and sustain high quality higher education in Africa ; Mobilise African universities to re-engineer their human resource development programmes through proactive engagement in the continent’s development agenda and to make their contribution to research and innovation ; Highlight the importance of higher education to Africa’s development. The conference will be officially opened by Zambia’s President Rufia Banda. Wbsite : www.ruforum.org Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Farmers want to be equal partners, conference told

An international conference on the AfrIcan Union/NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was hosted by the East Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) in Kigali, Rwanda on 27-29 November 2008. Opening the conference, the Minister of Agriculture, Christophe Bazivamo, said that the Government of Rwanda had much hope that the discussions would help small farmers who were the backbone of the economies of the countries represented at the gathering.

The president of EAFF, Philip Kiriro, said that the choice of Rwanda as a venue for the conference was in recognition of the progress the country had made with the CAADP initiative.

The impact of CAADP was already being felt, he said, not only in reviving the agricultural sector but also other sectors.

African farmers wanted to send a clear message to governments and development partners through the conference that they would like to see agriculture develop in a clearly and well elaborated policy framework.

"We don’t want to see farmers treated as beneficiaries but as equal partners in agriculture development," Kiriro said.

One of the conference objectives was to build capacity by linking farmers and development partners, government representatives, regional farmer networks, European NGOs and all the consultants involved in the CAADP process. It aimed to show farmers how they could benefit from the linkages.

The conference – with the theme "Domestication of CAADP and engagement of producer organisations in the CAADP agenda" — attracted participants from Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Africa’s NERICA expert advises Jamaica to grow its own rice

While rice and peas is a famous Jamaican dish, the country remains dependent on importing our staple food rather than local cultivation. Visiting the island during November was acclaimed African agricultural scientist Dr. Monty Jones who has been grappling since the 1970s with the challenge of producing new, tougher and more productive rice varieties, helping subsistence farmers grow themselves out of poverty and his continent further away from the threat of famine.

The visit of Sierra Leone’s Dr. Jones, executive director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), winner of the 2004 World Food Prize with his New Rice for Africa (NERICA) project and included by Time magazine in its list of the world’s ’Most Influential’ in 2007, comes at a time when the Government of Jamaica is experimenting with rice growing to help meet its objective of raising agricultural productivity and food security.

The Government has already enlisted the help of China and Japan, who co-funded the development of NERICA. Both have agreed in principle to provide grant funding and technical assistance, among other international partners.

Various rice varieties are being tested by the Ministry of Agriculture at its research facility in Bodles, St Catherine (which is being refurbished to house the planned Centre of Excellence) with lands earmarked for cultivation in that parish and St Elizabeth, should it prove feasible.

Under cultivation in Africa, NERICA has reportedly increased yields between 25 and 250 per cent and Jones believes that Jamaica with its regular rainfall should investigate the potential of domestic production to substitute for imports.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture food imports increased from a level of US$480 million in 2002 to US$652 million for the year 2007, up to the end of November. In fact, 61 per cent of food consumed in Jamaica is imported.

"I know very little about Jamaica but I learnt that rice is consumed but not cultivated. When I look at your rainfall and climate conditions I think that rice could also do very well here in Jamaica and get two crops per season in a given year because of your rainfall patterns," Jones told the Business Observer newspaper during an interview before he addressed the Scientific Research Council annual conference.

With FARA charged with disseminating agricultural research and development throughout the African continent under the African Union/NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), his experience is of interest to the local agricultural sector and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Jones said that although Africa is experiencing sustained economic growth, the benefits are yet to be passed on to the poor of the continent. However, with over 60 per cent of Africans involved in subsistence agriculture, expected rises in yields have the potential to substantially reduce poverty. According to FARA, a one per cent increase in yields will be met by a corresponding 0.72 per cent reduction in poverty.

With the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reporting 231,200 Jamaicans working in agriculture, fisheries and forestry up to the end of April, Jones expects that increasing yields could lead to similar benefits throughout rural Jamaica.

"We haven’t really exploited the potential yet in Africa but rice is one crop where in the next 10-15 years we should be able to double the yield so that quite a number of countries will become sufficient in rice production and even export outside the continent," said Jones.

He said that the the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported that African rice production increased by seven per cent last year which he attributed to NERICA increasing the yields where it is being cultivated. Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Finland and South Africa join to develop biosciences

A three-year agreement on support for bioscience networking via the BioFISA programme was signed by Finland and South Africa on 10 December 2008.

BioFISA — the Finnish-Southern African partnership programme to strengthen the Southern African network for biosciences — is a co-operation programme with NEPAD and the South African Ministry of Science and Technology.

The aim of the programme – the first tripartite project in Southern Africa – is to build up a co-operation network in the field of biosciences between universities, research institutes and NGOs in 12 Southern African countries.

It is based on NEPAD’s SANBio network and supports the exchange of information in the field of biosciences and the utilisation of indigenous plants through access to global markets and commercialisation of research results.

To support bioscience research NEPAD has launched a research programme, including biodiversity research, biotechnology, and the harnessing of indigenous knowledge and technologies. Four research networks have been established in Africa, including SANBio — the Southern African Network for Biosciences.

One of the key goals of the BioFISA research network is the development of public-private cooperation.

The BioFISA project, which will be launched at the beginning of 2009, will support the research activities and utilisation of the results of SANBio in the following fields of biosciences : the development of anti-inflammatories for the treatment of HIV with reasonable user prices, the research of the biodiversity of inland freshwater fishes in Southern Africa, and the development of mushroom production.

Agriculture constitutes 35 per cent of the gross national income on the African continent, 40 per cent of the exports, and offers employment to 70 per cent of the labour force.

However, agriculture has failed to respond to the increased demand resulting from population growth. In addition, agricultural production is further burdened by natural catastrophes, overgrazing, and the impact of climate change. Consequently, the African nations are now investing in scientific research in the field of biosciences.

Biosciences form an extensive area of research, including efforts to develop more durable crops with higher yields, cattle with higher resistance to diseases, more advanced disease diagnostics, and more accurately targeted medicines and vaccines. Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Keeping a check on budget allocations to agriculture

A workshop of top civil servants, members of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and development partners, convened by NEPAD in Pretoria, South Africa, on 4-5 December 2008, endorsed the tracking system report on agriculture expenditure in 2007.

The report arises from the adoption by the 2003 African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the adoption of a resolution to encourage member countries to commit at least 10% of the annual national budget to agriculture and rural development by 2008.

The AU/NEPAD was mandated to monitor and report to AU Summits on the progress made in achieving the 10% target.

With support from the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), NEPAD conducted a comprehensive survey during 2008 to assess the progress made by African countries in complying with the Maputo decision.

The Pretoria validation workshop was convened to review, discuss and approve both the survey report and a guidance note on implementation of the tracking system and measures to accelerate national attainment of at least 10% allocation to agriculture development.

At the end of the two-day deliberations, the workshop : Endorsed the report, and reaffirmed the importance of increasing investment in the agriculture sector. Noted the inadequate progress by member countries towards meeting the Maputo 10% target. Only 19% allocate more than 10% of the national expenditure to agriculture development and most countries (57%) continue to spend less than 5%. Observed that the current tracking system is narrow and does not capture and analyse all key components, including budget allocations in line with CAADP priorities. Noted that many African countries are not submitting data to enable AU/NEPAD to monitor compliance with 2003 AU-Maputo decision. Appreciated that the current data collection methodology is inadequate to facilitate timely preparation of reports and recommendations to influence decision-making. The workshop recommended : AU/NEPAD should provide the major findings and recommendations of the report to the African Union Heads of State and Government at the next AU Summit and seek their renewed commitment to the AU 2003 Maputo decision. Expand the scope of analysis of the agriculture expenditure tracking system, including budget allocations in line with CAADP priorities. AU/NEPAD should mainstream future tracking system activities in the work plan and budget and mobilise additional support from development partners and funding agencies. AU/NEPAD should develop an electronic data capturing system and build the necessary capacity to implement the tracking system. Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

Africa needs “smart” fertilizers using efficient nutrients

The “Abuja Declaration on Fertilizers for an African Green Revolution”, the key outcome of the AU/NEPAD Africa Fertilizer Summit (June 2006), calls for AU member states to promote national/regional fertilizer production using the extensive fertilizer raw material resources in Africa — natural gas, phosphate rock, and potash. In the past, production has only proven commercially viable in North Africa and South Africa due to unsuitable quantity and/or quality of the raw material and resources that are poorly located in relation to domestic and export markets.

Consequently, production has been concentrated in South Africa, which produces phosphate fertilizers, and North Africa where Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya produce both phosphate and nitrogen fertilizers. Morocco is the largest producer of phosphate fertilizers in Africa and the sixth largest producer globally.

Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have produced nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in the past, but production has declined substantially in recent years and current production levels are unknown. Burkina Faso also produces some phosphate rock for direct application.

Successful expansion of fertilizer production hinges on regional not national markets

Recently there has been an increase in private sector initiatives for fertilizer production in non-traditional parts of the continent. Examples include :

An Indian company, Sainik Aryan Group, has been given approval to build a US $500 million potash mine in Ethiopia ; Notore, the largest ammonia/urea plant in sub-Saharan Africa located in Nigeria, is poised to begin production of nitrogen-based fertilizers in December 2008 ; The Mozambique Fertilizer Company (MFC) began operations in mid-2007 to blend demand-based fertilizer grades ; Negotiations are underway between Mozambique, South Africa and India to set up a fertilizer production complex in South Africa, with natural gas to be supplied from Mozambique. The entire output of the plant will be exported to India under a buyback arrangement ; An agreement has been reached in Senegal for a consortium led by the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) to take over the Industries Chimiques du Senegal (ICS) and refurbish its production facilities to raise output to capacity levels.

However in all of these cases production is almost entirely for export outside Africa. This is a reflection of the key barrier to increasing fertilizer production in Africa ; that in the majority of cases national fertilizer markets are too small to realize economies of scale in production.

A typical ammonia/urea manufacturing plant produces more than 550,000 tons of urea. In comparison, 40 countries have fertilizer markets of less than 100,000 tons a year, and of these, 25 countries have markets of less than 10,000 tons.

Investing in large-scale production facilities for individual countries is not possible. It is possible, however, to justify investments in a production facility for a regional market, and for export to world markets.

For example, a private investor could take advantage of the natural gas resources in Mozambique or Angola and invest in an ammonia/urea plant to supply the South African Development Community (SADC) market and export the surplus to Asia. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Commission for Africa (EAC) could think of similar investments for their regional markets.

A prerequisite for regional fertilizer production initiatives is the harmonization of policies and regulations to eliminate restrictions to trade based on fertilizer composition.

Future fertilizer production should focus on production of efficient fertilizers

A key issue to consider vis-à-vis future fertilizer production in Africa is the type of fertilizer products to be produced. According to IFDC, an international centre for soil fertility and agricultural development, approximately 75% of fertilizer products used in the world today were developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s in the United States.

These are high-analysis fertilizers with high nutrient content and many are well-known in the fertilizer value chain in Africa such as DAP, urea and TSP. However, these fertilizer products and their application methods are wasteful.

Typically a 50kg bag of fertilizer such as DAP consists of 18% nitrogen and 46% phosphate. The contents of the remainder of the 50kg bag (36%) is filler — typically lime or sand — which contributes nothing to plant growth.

These fertilizers often contain nutrients that farmers do not need but are paying for nonetheless. For example, continuing with the example of DAP fertilizer, a farmer’s soil may be deficient in nitrogen but not phosphorus. However, DAP may be the only basal fertilizer available to the farmer, so the farmer ends up paying for a nutrient (the phosphorus) that he or she does not need.

Therefore, as investments are made to expand fertilizer production in Africa, policies should be put in place to promote the production of ‘smarter’ fertilizer products that will use plant nutrients more efficiently. That such fertilizers are already available on the market should accelerate the adoption of the appropriate methods for the production of more efficient fertilizer products in Africa.

Examples of energy efficient fertilizers available on the market

An example of a more efficient fertilizer is the urea supergranule or USG that was developed by IFDC and introduced to Bangladesh in the 1980s. It increases yields by 15% to 25% while reducing expenditures for fertilizer by 20-25%.

Today over 550,000 Bangladeshi farmers use this fertilizer and the Government of Bangladesh and IFDC have agreed on a plan to expand the availability of the fertilizer to 1.6 million farm families.

This technology could be very suitable for rice-producing countries in Africa such as Nigeria, Madagascar and Burkina Faso, and in fact IFDC is in discussions with entrepreneurs in Nigeria to manufacture machines to produce the deep-placed fertilizer briquettes which are used instead of free-flowing urea granules.

A second example of an efficient fertilizer is one that has been developed by a company — International Carbon Technologies or ICT — in South Africa.

They have developed a fertilizer that adds valuable carbon to the soil without having to resort to using organic sources such as manure which can be bulky to carry and difficult to obtain in sufficient quantities.

Like the USG, farmers are able to increase their yields while using less fertilizer.

The way forward

The introduction of nutrient-efficient fertilizers has to be a key element of any strategy to promote national/regional fertilizer production in Africa in order to achieve the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) target of 6% annual average growth in agricultural production.

In addition to the more traditional approach such as tax incentives, a key component of government strategies should be national campaigns to increase the size of fertilizer markets. This is critical to expand and sustain commercially viable fertilizer production in Africa.

These national fertilizer campaigns should be accorded the same level of urgency as health crises such as HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis considering that one-third of the population in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from chronic hunger and one-third of the children are malnourished.

Increasing productivity by improving soil nutrient content through the increased used of fertilizers is an important part of the solution.

If nutrients that have been removed from African soils by crops to attain satisfactory yields and quality are not replaced, our food production systems will never become sustainable.

Slow-release fertilizer the answer for rice farmers

The success of the urea supergranule or USG that was introduced to Bangladesh in the 1980s is based on urea deep placement technology or UDP.

The technology was developed in response to the wasteful practice of most rice farmers worldwide who broadcast urea (nitrogen) fertilizer directly into the rice field, with the result that two out of every three bags of urea are lost to the environment.

With UDP the USG fertilizer is deep placed in the form of a briquette of compacted prilled urea instead of free-flowing urea granules.

The USG releases the nitrogen slowly to the rice as it grows, reducing losses of nitrogen to the air and water by 30% compared with 70% for the traditionally broadcast urea granules. Source : NEPAD News, december 12, 2008

 

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  125. West African gas pipeline ready for commissioning
    16 mars 2007

  126. Role of ICT in human resource and skills development
    17 mars 2007

  127. More than 1000 attend e-Schools launch in Egypt
    17 mars 2007

  128. Regions to discuss NEPAD strategic framework for Africa’s infrastructure development
    17 mars 2007

  129. Calendar of events
    23 mars 2007

  130. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    23 mars 2007

  131. Algeria in NEPAD’s time
    25 mars 2007

  132. Rwanda hosts roundtable on NEPAD’s Africa agriculture program
    25 mars 2007

  133. Calendar of events
    30 mars 2007

  134. US$20,000 fellowships for graduate students in biosciences
    30 mars 2007

  135. Solving Africa’s water challenges through “nerve centres” of science and technology
    30 mars 2007

  136. Scientific look at role of traditional medicines in treatment of HIV/AIDS
    30 mars 2007

  137. Calendar of events
    5 avril 2007

  138. NEPAD e-Schools to be launched in South Africa
    5 avril 2007

  139. Stakeholders endorse first CAADP COMPACT in Rwanda
    5 avril 2007

  140. Mission to Ghana checks on NEPAD’s home-grown school feeding programme
    5 avril 2007

  141. Calendar of events
    13 avril 2007

  142. NEPAD and DBSA sign partnership on African centres of excellence
    15 avril 2007

  143. President Mbeki to launch NEPAD e-Schools in South Africa
    15 avril 2007

  144. Calendar of events
    20 avril 2007

  145. Constructing a continent
    20 avril 2007

  146. ICT is key against poverty, says President Mbeki at launch of e-Schools in South Africa
    21 avril 2007

  147. Communications and outreach
    21 avril 2007

  148. Calendar of events
    30 avril 2007

  149. Helping journalists to tell African countries about NEPAD
    30 avril 2007

  150. NEPAD Advisor receives US award for distinguished service
    30 avril 2007

  151. Calendar of events
    15 mai 2007

  152. Prime Minister launches NEPAD e-Schools in Mauritius
    15 mai 2007

  153. Harnessing science and technology for progress
    16 mai 2007

  154. Strategic Investment Programme
    16 mai 2007

  155. Ghana President is the first AU Chairman to visit NEPAD Secretariat
    15 mai 2007

  156. Calendar of events NEPAD/AMCOST
    28 mai 2007

  157. Mali is ninth country to launch NEPAD e-Schools
    28 mai 2007

  158. Key messages from African Partnership Forum for G8 Summit in Germany
    28 mai 2007

  159. President John Kufuor
    25 mai 2007

  160. NEPAD Calendar of events
    4 juin 2007

  161. Cameroon wants education for all, Minister tells NEPAD e-Schools launch
    4 juin 2007

  162. South African diplomats visit NEPAD for briefing on implementation progress
    3 juin 2007

  163. Calendar of events
    11 juin 2007

  164. NEPAD playing key role in FARA General Assembly and Agriculture Science Week
    11 juin 2007

  165. Calendar of events
    15 juin 2007

  166. NEPAD in talks to provide more support for CAADP in the COMESA region
    15 juin 2007

  167. Madagascar is first country in new project for national implementation of NEPAD
    15 juin 2007

  168. Focus on Africa in G8 Summit “Power of Ideas” lectures
    16 juin 2007

  169. Successes and challenges of NEPAD’s science and technology programme
    22 juin 2007

  170. Spain and NEPAD sign historic agreement for the economic empowerment of African women
    22 juin 2007

  171. Calendar of events
    29 juin 2007

  172. “Great opportunity” to evaluate NEPAD progress in East Africa
    29 juin 2007

  173. Africa’s farmers want to play their part in NEPAD’s CAADP
    29 juin 2007

  174. $150m grant to support sustainable land management programs in Africa
    8 juillet 2007

  175. Experts gather for high-level African science and technology meeting
    9 juillet 2007

  176. Calendar of events
    9 juillet 2007

  177. Uganda Minister’s appeal to African governments...
    30 juillet 2007

  178. NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework
    30 juillet 2007

  179. Ghana moves ahead with the CAADP sustainable land management program
    30 juillet 2007

  180. Teacher training through open and distance learning
    30 juillet 2007

  181. NEPAD Calendar of events
    1er août 2007

  182. West African Ministers adopt regional plan for NEPAD’s environment initiative
    3 août 2007

  183. NEPAD-Spanish empowerment program for African women
    3 août 2007

  184. NEPAD Calendar of events
    6 août 2007

  185. New Head of NEPAD Nigeria
    8 août 2007

  186. Updates on NEPAD regional infrastructure projects
    8 août 2007

  187. NEPAD CEO will speak on the benefits for Africa
    8 août 2007

  188. NEPAD Calendar of events
    11 août 2007

  189. Priority areas identified for Japan’s support of NEPAD projects across Africa
    17 août 2007

  190. Calendar of events
    20 août 2007

  191. Africa produces 7m tons of fish a year
    24 août 2007

  192. Calendar of events
    24 août 2007

  193. TICAD IV will be held in Yokohama, Japan
    24 août 2007

  194. Regional infrastructure is key to NEPAD objectives for Africa’s growth
    31 août 2007

  195. Calendar of events
    1er septembre 2007

  196. African Geopolitics in the 21st Century
    7 septembre 2007

  197. Regular TV slots for NEPAD
    7 septembre 2007

  198. Public Sector Innovation Awards in Africa
    7 septembre 2007

  199. Calendar of events
    11 septembre 2007

  200. Support for NEPAD at African Green Revolution Conference
    14 septembre 2007

  201. NEPAD welcomes Britain’s $20m contribution to new Africa fund
    14 septembre 2007

  202. NEPAD TV programme changes
    14 septembre 2007

  203. Calendar of events
    15 septembre 2007

  204. NEPAD Spatial Development Programme moves forward
    21 septembre 2007

  205. NEPAD reports “significant progress” in a briefing to diplomats and key stakeholders
    21 septembre 2007

  206. Africa : study seeks to promote networking and good practices in infrastructure development
    21 septembre 2007

  207. NEPAD Projects Conference to be held in South Africa
    21 septembre 2007

  208. Decisions on science and technology indicators
    21 septembre 2007

  209. NEPAD TV schedule on Africa channel
    21 septembre 2007

  210. Calendar of events
    25 septembre 2007

  211. WorldFish opens regional centre in Zambia
    28 septembre 2007

  212. Looking at Africa’s water needs 2008-2010
    28 septembre 2007

  213. NEPAD cities programme moves ahead
    28 septembre 2007

  214. Enhancing ownership and partnership
    28 septembre 2007

  215. NEPAD Calendar of events
    28 septembre 2007

  216. NEPAD - Mozambique : implementation,awareness and ownership
    5 octobre 2007

  217. The NEPAD e-Africa Commission
    5 octobre 2007

  218. Calendar of events - NEPAD Agenda
    5 octobre 2007

  219. Successful NEPAD Projects Conference identifies many opportunities
    12 octobre 2007

  220. South Africa spells out its role in NEPAD and a road map for the future
    12 octobre 2007

  221. NEPAD Calendar of events
    15 octobre 2007

  222. Key role of agriculture in reaching Millennium Development Goals
    19 octobre 2007

  223. NEPAD Calendar of events
    19 octobre 2007

  224. High-level meeting praises progress with implementation of CAADP and recommends steps for future action
    19 octobre 2007

  225. Ministers approve $2bn submarine cable to connect Africa – and call for speedy implementation
    19 octobre 2007

  226. Mayor supports Cities programme to make NEPAD happen at the local level
    26 octobre 2007

  227. Burkino Faso and Mali next on Peer Review list
    26 octobre 2007

  228. NEPAD TV schedule
    26 octobre 2007

  229. Calendar of events - NEPAD Agenda
    26 octobre 2007

  230. Implementing Africa’s science and technology plan of action : report spells out the details
    2 novembre 2007

  231. Calendar of events
    2 novembre 2007

  232. NEPAD signs MOU with submarine cable company
    2 novembre 2007

  233. US-Africa Summit will take broad look at investment opportunities and challenges
    5 novembre 2007

  234. NEPAD Gender Task Force recommends changes in APRM reporting
    8 novembre 2007

  235. China to work with NEPAD and African partners on aquaculture research
    8 novembre 2007

  236. NEPAD Calendar of events
    12 novembre 2007

  237. Strong support for small business training for SADC countries
    16 novembre 2007

  238. NEPAD Calendar of events
    19 novembre 2007

  239. Progress in raising funds for NEPAD’s Africa agriculture programme
    23 novembre 2007

  240. "Important milestone" in advancing the Peer Review process in Africa
    23 novembre 2007

  241. NEPAD Calendar of events
    26 novembre 2007

  242. NEPAD TV schedule
    30 novembre 2007

  243. NEPAD Nigeria busy on wide range of projects and programmes
    30 novembre 2007

  244. Connect Africa launched to boost ICT projects backed by $55-billion
    30 novembre 2007

  245. Central Africa ready for scaling-up rice and cassava production
    10 décembre 2007

  246. NEPAD-Spanish fund for the empowerment of women calls for proposals
    7 décembre 2007

  247. NEPAD Calendar of events
    10 décembre 2007

  248. International support for top-level conference on budgeting in Africa
    14 décembre 2007

  249. NEPAD Calendar of events
    17 décembre 2007

  250. NEPAD : a look at seven years of achievement – and the challenges on the way forward
    25 janvier 2008

  251. NEPAD Calendar of events
    25 janvier 2008

  252. NEPAD Calendar of events
    1er février 2008

  253. Private sector spells out support for African Union
    1er février 2008

  254. BRAINCHILD OF NEPAD BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    8 février 2008

  255. NEPAD TV schedule
    8 février 2008

  256. Japan to host TICAD IV in May 2008, the G8 Summit in July 2008 and the 10th APF on 7-8 April 2008
    9 février 2008

  257. NEPAD : Vacancy for gender consultant
    17 février 2008

  258. Update on the African Fertilizer Summit and the way ahead for the Green Revolution
    15 février 2008

  259. Success of the NEPAD programme and its contribution to Africa
    22 février 2008

  260. NEPAD Calendar of events
    22 février 2008

  261. NEPAD TV schedule
    3 mars 2008

  262. NEPAD-Spanish Women’s Fund
    3 mars 2008

  263. NEPAD TV schedule
    7 mars 2008

  264. Uganda completes the final stages of its Peer Review
    7 mars 2008

  265. NEPAD-Spanish Fund : Progress
    14 mars 2008

  266. NEPAD Calendar of events
    14 mars 2008

  267. NEPAD Calendar of events
    20 mars 2008

  268. International media summit on the re-branding of Africa
    20 mars 2008

  269. NEPAD-Spanish Fund : progress with interviews
    29 mars 2008

  270. African Bank chief puts top priority on water access and sanitation
    29 mars 2008

  271. Soaring food prices pose serious threat to food and nutrition security
    29 mars 2008

  272. Important role for Africa’s media in the development of the continent
    4 avril 2008

  273. NEPAD “training the trainer” seminar
    4 avril 2008

  274. NEPAD TV schedule
    11 avril 2008

  275. NEPAD Calendar of events
    11 avril 2008

  276. NEPAD Calendar of events
    21 avril 2008

  277. Soaring food prices stress urgency of increasing fertilizer use by African farmers
    21 avril 2008

  278. NEPAD e-Schools praised as the key to bridging the digital divide in Africa
    25 avril 2008

  279. NEPAD Calendar of events
    25 avril 2008

  280. Regional training workshop on science and technology
    6 mai 2008

  281. NEPAD Calendar of events
    6 mai 2008

  282. NEPAD looks at African agriculture for answers to crisis problems of high food prices
    16 mai 2008

  283. NEPAD conference shows the way to promote tourism in Africa
    16 mai 2008

  284. Africa Day - 25 May, 2008 : Message from the AU and NEPAD
    23 mai 2008

  285. Strengthening the links between Canada, NEPAD and the AU
    23 mai 2008

  286. NEPAD TV schedule
    30 mai 2008

  287. NEPAD Calendar of events
    30 mai 2008

  288. African Ministers to discuss NEPAD Environment Plan
    6 juin 2008

  289. "Green Revolution" aims to double Africa’s rice production in next 10 years
    6 juin 2008

  290. Historic moment” : first meeting to integrate NEPAD into AU
    13 juin 2008

  291. Donors increase financial support for NEPAD infrastructure facility
    27 juin 2008

  292. Chairman outlines reforms to boost performance of the AU Commission
    4 juillet 2008

  293. NEPAD Secretariat and AfDB discuss closer collaboration
    11 juillet 2008

  294. NEPAD’s CAADP is key in Africa’s response to high food prices
    18 juillet 2008

  295. NEPAD Calendar of events
    28 juillet 2008

  296. Helping African countries achieve their development objectives through CDSF
    1er août 2008

  297. Aid - who accounts to whom and on whose terms ?
    15 septembre 2008

  298. Work starts on NEPAD submarine cable to be ready for FIFA 2010
    20 septembre 2008

  299. New President of South Africa takes over from Thabo Mbeki
    29 septembre 2008

  300. AU chief calls for more CAADP financing and fast-tracking
    10 octobre 2008

  301. As daily life improves at the grassroots NEPAD is there
    11 octobre 2008

  302. Africa’s partners must not renege on development support, says UN General Assembly chief
    18 octobre 2008

  303. UN underlines commitment to AU-NEPAD priority programmes
    25 octobre 2008

  304. EAC, SADC,COMESA to merge into African Economic Community
    2 novembre 2008

  305. Boost for fisheries governance and trade through NEPAD-led Pan-African partnership
    10 novembre 2008

  306. Key role for African media to focus on agriculture and CAADP
    14 novembre 2008

  307. Africa, G8 and OECD identify actions to keep Africa on growth track despite global downturn
    21 novembre 2008

  308. Nigeria investing $85-million to boost local rice production
    28 novembre 2008

  309. President Museveni promises investors free land in Uganda
    12 décembre 2008

  310. NEPAD : Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, former Prime Minister of Niger, now NEPAD CEO, takes office
    21 avril 2009

  311. Gaddafi spells out his vision for NEPAD
    13 mai 2009

  312. Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki leads NEPAD delegation to APF
    4 juin 2009

  313. African Ministers renew their commitments to CAADP
    27 juin 2009

  314. AU/NEPAD integration on track for finalization by July 2009
    7 juillet 2009

  315. A new African Civil Society network to promote SLM
    28 juillet 2009

  316. Togo signs CAADP Compact
    31 juillet 2009

  317. Mayaki calls on Ghana to align country’s priorities with NEPAD’s capacity development framework
    11 août 2009

  318. Addis Ababa : High-level session of Africa Partnership Forum (APF)
    27 août 2009

  319. NEPAD kick-starts project aimed at improving businesses that are run by women
    20 septembre 2009

  320. NEPAD zeroes in on Skills Development
    15 septembre 2009

  321. NEPAD : Global Financial Institutions must be Democratized, South Africa says at UN debate
    23 septembre 2009

  322. NEPAD’s biosafety receives boost from the Gates Foundation
    15 octobre 2009

  323. NEPAD : “Our Focus is on implementation “ , says Mayaki
    19 octobre 2009

  324. The NEPAD Transport Summit & Africa Expo
    28 octobre 2009

  325. Le 3eme Forum UE-Afrique soutient l’initiative des e-Ecoles
    15 octobre 2009

  326. NEPAD’s biosafety receives boost from the Gates Foundation
    15 octobre 2009

  327. Liberia signs CAADP Compact
    16 octobre 2009

  328. Africa-wide Conference to Discuss Strategies to Boost Agricultural Development
    23 novembre 2009

  329. NEPAD - Transport Summit in South Africa
    24 novembre 2009

  330. African leaders strengthen NEPAD – as it transforms into an implementing Agency
    3 février 2010

  331. Action plan to boost African countries’ progress in pharmaceutical innovation
    22 février 2010

  332. Commission for Social Development, Concluding Session, Adopts Text On Social Dimensions of NEPAD
    11 mars 2010

  333. NEPAD : Uganda signs Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact
    31 mars 2010

  334. Kampala : Ouverture sous haute sécurité du XVe sommet de l’UA
    25 juillet 2010

  335. Dure fin de sommet de l’Union africaine à Kampala
    3 août 2010

  336. The NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Summit, 13-15 October, 2010 Johannesburg (South Africa)
    12 juillet 2010

  337. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development is 10 years old - NEPAD at the Crossroads
    9 mars 2011

  338. Union africaine : Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma : un nouveau départ ?
    21 mai 2013

  339. 3rd EU- Africa Business Forum Supports the e-Schools Initiative
    15 octobre 2009