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Inter Press Service (Johannesburg): Revolution in Agriculture Gathering Momentum http://allafrica.com/stories/201009030055.html   As the world has placed increased emphasis on our environment, natural resources and climate there has also been increased recognition of the African continent’s enormous potential for agricultural development. At the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network’s Annual High-Level Policy Dialogue held in Windhoek this month, CEO Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda estimated that "Africa has 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, and the potential exists for African yields to grow in value by more than three-fold by the year 2030, from $280 billion today to $880 billion.” She added “Africa’s agricultural sector has the potential not only to feed its own people but to become the breadbasket of the world." This possibility is encouraged by successful agricultural development across the continent. Progress is seen in countries like Ghana, where agricultural output has increased by an average 5 percent over the past 10 years or Rwanda, where food production has increased by as much as 16 percent in recent years. Although the future of agricultural development in Africa may hold substantial opportunity for growth, immediate and long term challenges pose a threat to development. Prominent…

If you have been to one of our events you probably know quite a bit about Africa. But how much do you really know? Put yourself to the test in our first interactive quiz! Quizzes by Quibblo.com

Once known as French Equatorial Africa, Chad celebrates their 50th year anniversary today. Congratulations!!!

Formerly known as Upper Volta, Burkina Faso celebrates it’s fiftieth year anniversary today.

Formerly known as Upper Volta, Burkina Faso celebrates it’s fiftieth year anniversary today.

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, in partnership with the Congressional African Staff Association, held a reception for the first Africa Day on Capitol Hill in the Longworth House Building. The celebration was in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of seventeen African nations

Niger marked it’s fiftieth year of Independence today.

Formerly known as the French West Africa, Benin gained it’s independence on August 1st 1960.

My name is Marian Koroma and I am from Freetown, Sierra Leone on the western side of the beautiful continent of Africa. I was born there and traveled to the United States at the age of five. My family and I have been here for twelve years. I am an intern at The Africa Society for The National Summit on Africa this summer and a guest writer for our blog. I like working here because it gives me a chance to really learn and grow as a person, while helping to educate people about Africa, three things that I love. This is a short piece on Africa from one of the continent’s daughters. As a teenager, the first thing I think of when I hear the word

Formerly known as “Commonwealth of Liberia”, Liberia gained it’s independence from American Colonization society and celebrated it’s 163rd year of independence yesterday July 26, 2010.