The report presents the benefits of nuclear technology, the central role played by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations in the transfer of nuclear technology applied to food and agriculture, as well as the experiences of Africa and some other developing regions in the acquisition of the technology. Some briefs are given on the discussions with scientists and technologists during missions to three African countries before concluding the report with recommendations.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 1992Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 1965Africa
Africa is a considerable net exporter of agricultural products and in 1963 the volume of its gross imports amounted only .to about a quarter of its gross exports. Since 1957 the continent's net exports have been subjected to a constant and fairly rapid increase. In 1963 the rise in net was smaller than in earlier years as gross exports increased only a little However, contrary to the past trend, the growth rate of net exports in 1963 was much higher than that of gross exports because of the reduction in agricultural imports.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 1964Africa
The FAO/ECA Expert Meeting on Government Measures to Promote the Transition from Subsistence to Market Agriculture in Africa was held at Addis Ababa from 27 April to 7 May 1964. The attached paper summarizing the main findings and recommendations of the meeting was prepared as a working document for the Third FAO Regional Conference for Africa, held at Addis Ababa from 3 to 15 September 1964.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 1999Africa
The first Meeting of the Advisory Board on Population, Agriculture and Environment was held in the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20-21 September 1999. The Meeting was formally opened by Ms. P. K. Makinwa Adebusoye, Director of the Food Security and Sustainable Development Division of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 1978Africa
The objective of the OCAM, established en the basis of the solidarity existing between its member States is, in keeping with the spirit of the OAU, to strengthen co-operation and solidarity between African States and Mauritius, in order to accelerate their economic, social, technological and cultural development.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJuly, 1977Africa
This document focuses on the regional and sub regional intergovernmental organizations in Africa for the development of food and agriculture. There are about 50 sub regional and regional African intergovernmental organizations engaged wholly or partially in the development of food and agriculture. Some of these organizations have in turn sponsored interstate enterprises or organizations, which are run either under their own jurisdiction or independently.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2004Africa
This report is the first in a series of research studies that the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will produce with a view to improving the understanding of the links between land tenure systems and sustainable development in Africa. In a continent where 80 percent of the population relies on agriculture for their livelihood, the formulation and implementation of appropriate land policies is a paramount factor in poverty reduction strategies. Research is therefore needed to help policymakers take learned decisions when addressing land tenure issues.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2012Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsAugust, 2000Africa
This paper highlights the importance of food processing and preservation as an essential component of national strategic plans for food security. Features of indigenous technologies are discussed. Experiences in upgrading indigenous technologies for food processing in Africa as well as examples of current best practices are given.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 1989Africa
The population of African countries is likely to double over the next twenty years. How will these nations be able to feed themselves if a substantial part of their food has to be imported, especially as most of these countries also have to import their energy? This is the real of challenge facing African countries at the close of this century.
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