Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

New Alliance: Framework for Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments

Food Security

Technical experts from G7 donors (UK, US, Germany, France), AU Land Policy Initiative and FAO have compiled a due diligence framework for land related investments based on existing standards, guidance and good practice, to support responsible investments under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

Publication date
March 2015

The 2003 Maputo Declaration on Food and Agriculture committed signatory countries across Africa to a 10% allocation of national budgets to agriculture by 2008.

Publication date
June 2015

Ten African countries have signed up to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – the G8 countries’ main strategy for supporting agriculture in Africa that was launched in 2012.

Sustainable development in the Eastern Nile

By:Desalegne Tadesse
Date: Wednesday 9 June 2016
Source: IWMI

Investments in land and water are critical

Posse da Terra e Governança Justa na África Lusófona


7 a 10 de junho de 2016


Beira - Centro de Espiritualidade Nazareth


Este encontro surge no seguimento da Conferência que aconteceu em Nairobi em Novembro de 2015 (Land grabb and Just Governance in Africa), promovida pela SECAM, AFJN, AEFJN e CIDSE.



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