Agriculture in Congo Brazzaville

  • 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.
  • Breakthrough Agreement Will Combat Illegal Timber Trade in Congo

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2013/10/27 Six African nations -- along with timber industry representatives -- have agreed to jointly combat the illegal trade of timber and logging in the Congo Basin. The Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Gabon, adopted the Brazzaville Declaration at an international forum held in Congo's capital Brazzaville. The move is hailed by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, as an unprecedented commitment towards the sustainability and legal development of wood in the region. The FAO said the Congo Basin contains the world's second major tropical forest with an area covering over 300 million hectares.
  • Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2013/10/14 Congo's sugar refining company SARIS has announced plans to to increase its annual production by 40 %. Speaking next a conference with Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, company boss Alexander Vilgrain said the firm would raise production from 70,000 to 100,000 tons. 'We plan to increase the production by up to 40 % in the coming years, not only qualitatively but as well quantitatively, with additional sophisticated products, packaging that corresponds additional to the Congolese market which is moving closer and closer to that of developed nations,' Vilgrain said here Friday.
  • 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.