Agriculture in Mauritania

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Mauritania to Benefit From U.S.$21 Million IFAD Grant to Boost Food Security, Nutrition and Reduce Rural Poverty

    MAURITANIA, 2017/01/13 A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Improvment(IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security. The agreement for the Inclusive Price Chain Development Project (PRODEFI) was signed in Rome by Michel Mordasini, Vice-President of IFAD and Mariem Aouffa, Ambassador of Mauritania to Italy and Permanent Representative to Rome-based United Nations agencies. The total cost of the project is US$45.2 million of which IFAD is providing a US$21 million grant inclunding $6 million grant from the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Trust Fund.
  • European Union pays Mauritania 67 million euros under fish treaty

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/01/11 The European Union (EU) has paid the Mauritanian government 67 million euros under a fisheries accord signed between the two parties in August 2012, the EU announced on Thursday in Nouakchott. The all represents EU's annual contribution under the fisheries protocol that will expire on 15 December 2014. Renewable each 2 years, the partnership agreement with EU gives Mauritania around 130 million euros against 80 million euros under previous accords.
  • The European Union (EU) parliament rejects new fishing agreement with Mauritania

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/06/05  A new fishing agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mauritania has been rejected by the European Parliament Fishing Commission, official sources said on Monday. The European Union MPs say the new agreement would be very expensive for the EU and fishing boat owners, according to a statement issued by the European Parliament made available to the press in Brussels.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • Foreign Subsidies Sour Domestic Milk Industry 2012-10-15

    MAURITANIA, 2012/10/15  Women are pioneering Mauritania's fledgling dairy industry and trying to get Mauritanians to support local small producers, but they face steep competition from the heavily subsidized European milk sector. Ari Hara, a women's cooperative in Ari Hara Village, turns milk into sweetened yoghurt, which is supplied to shops in the nearest town, Boghé, 350km southeast of Nouakchott. Since the cooperative was established in 2009, it has helped its members - who practise farming and pastoralism - ensure their families have enough to eat in times of drought. "I still remember the day I could buy 50kg of rice for the home with my own money," Ramata, a cooperative member, recalled, beaming.
  • Drought Sends Food Prices Soaring 2012-10-15

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  • Grants 590 million yen to Mauritania to boost its food security

    JAPAN, 2010/08/10 Nouakchott (Mauritania) Japan has granted 590 million yen to Mauritania to buy rice in order to boost food security in the country, APA learns in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott. The agreement was signed Tuesday in Nouakchott between the Minister of Economic Affairs and Development of Mauritania, Sidi Ould Tah, and the ambassador of Japan in the country, Hirochi Azima.