Agriculture in Cape Verde

  • 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.
  • Angola grants 7,000 hectares of land to Cabo Verde

    ANGOLA, 2015/11/21 The government of Angola granted a plot of 7,000 hectares in Kwanza Sul province to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) for agricultural development, said Thursday the Cape Verdean ambassador to Angola, Francisco Veiga. The ambassador, at the end of a courtesy visit to the governor of Kwanza Sul, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, said the government would presently consider what to produce on the land but said that maize production from improved seeds was one of the priority crops. “The Ministries of Rural Development and Finance and Planning are by presently examining this file, so that the government can decide what will be produced in those 7,000 hectares,” said the ambassador quoted by Angolan news agency Angop.
  • Avian flu in West Africa / FAO , prevent spread across region of 330 million

    BENIN, 2015/07/23 Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today. To this end, the agency is calling for $20 million for prevention and response activities. The call follows outbreaks of the virus in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The outbreak comes as nations across West Africa are still recovering from, and in some cases still battling, Ebola. Avian flu could trigger a mass die-off of chicken – a nutritious and inexpensive source of food for a lot of people– with detrimental impacts on diets and on the economy of the region, exacerbating an by presently difficult situation.
  • Cape Verde, CPLP countries to create law on the right to food

    CAPE VERDE, 2014/07/06 Cape Verde will work with the Community of Portuguese-speaking Nations of Africa (CPLP) to establish, next year, a law on the human right to food; The National Secretary for Food and Nutrition Security of Cape Verde, Osvaldo Chantre, told the Cape Verdean news agency (Inforpess), that the idea of the proposed law arose next members of the CPLP approved, in 2011, the Strategy for Food and Nutrition Security (ESAN-CPLP). Mr. Chantre believes that the document had opened up new opportunities and challenges to promote food and nutrition security within the Community, stating that by 2015, a study would be launched to create the law devoted to the human right to Food.
  • 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.
  • GIEWS Country Brief Cape Verde 22-March-2012

    CAPE VERDE, 2012/12/31 A below average crop was gathered in 2011 Harvesting of the 2011 cereal and pulses crops was completed in December. Due to erratic precipitation during the cropping season and an early cessation of rainfall in September, the conditions of the maize crop, the only cereal grown, have been poor in most islands.