Luanda — Five Southern African countries, including Angola, will gain climatic changes adaptation centres and sustainable use of soils as from 2011, Angop learned recently in Luanda.

EnvironmentThe information is contained in the conclusions from the second round table on creation of the Regional Centre on Science and Services (RSSC), a Germany-sponsored project estimated at 50 million Euros, attended by representatives of Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

The future centres research centres will focus on the sectors of waters, use of soils, biodiversity, climatic changes, training, information and services, with a view to regional integration.

The group of researchers will include technicians from the ministries of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries from the five mentioned countries, already working on the project since 2009.

Of the total of the funding, 75 percent (37.5 million Euros) will be channelled to capacity building, research and services, 20 percent (10 million) to infrastructures and five (2.5 million) to contingency.

Addressing the closing of the round table, the Angolan minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Maria Candida Teixeira, said the project honours Angola and the other four countries involved as the works so far done will serve to develop the scientific field and reinforce regional integration.

According to the official, during the two days, the participants analysed the ways of structuring the centres, including their financial plan, safeguarding the freedom of each country that joined the German Government initiative to design its own plan of action

Source: angolapress-angop.ao/         Image: news.way2sms.com

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Interview of the Month

Growing an Agriculture Business in Africa. Last month it was announced that a US agriculture firm, Pioneer Hi-Bred, would acquire a majority stake in Pannar Seed, a South Africa-based seed company with operations throughout Africa and other parts of the world. How we made it in Africa asked Nick Goble, Pannar’s regional manager for Africa, about the company’s operations and how to successfully invest in the continent’s agriculture sector.

Country Stats:

Cape Verde.

Capital: Praia
Area: 4,033 sq km
Total Population 2009: 0.5 Million
Urban Population 2009: 60.38%
Female Population 2009: 52.19%
GDP 2009: US$ 1.9 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2008: US$ 3,130
Inflation Rate 2009: -
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000) 2009: 23.72%
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1) 2007: 0.708
Membership Date: 15/04/1976
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2009): UA 217.2 Million

Source: Africa Development Bank

Welcome to OctoberFirst Consulting’s newsletter. Inside you’ll find articles and information on investment opportunities in Africa. Should you wish to discuss these further, do contact us.This newsletter is published by Mr Frank Aneke, OctoberFirst Consulting, PO Box 83, Liverpool NSW 1871, Australia.Telephone +61 (02) 9773 6672, email info@octoberfirst.com.auThis publication is supplied for information purposes. Some articles in this publication have been supplied by third parties and OctoberFirst Consulting does not take responsibility for any inaccuracies in these articles.

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The National Waste Management Association of Liberia (NAWMA) has called on the Government of Liberia, the international community and national financial institutions to provide support to the organization to foster the waste management sector of the country. 

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