Climate research centre for southern Africa

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

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African agriculture can contribute to world growth

A new report says African agriculture can contribute to sustained global economic growth. But it says there must first be greater investment in farming, markets and social development. The Montpellier Panel, made up of European agricultural experts, is calling for “growth with resilience” in Africa.

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Water storage essential for Africa’s future

The average annual rainfall across the continent is around 800mm a year. Conditions vary from country to country – and within countries. But it is not necessarily the amount of rainfall a country receives that is of most importance. What is essential for a country’s growth and prosperity is that it has a predictable water supply.

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