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06 Sep 2005 description

6 September 2005, Rome - "Education is the most effective way to empower the rural poor to get out of poverty and to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals are met in sub-Saharan Africa," according to FAO.

In a paper to be presented at a ministerial seminar in Addis Abeba (7-9 September 2005), the UN agency underlines the critical role of agriculture and highlights the important contribution of education for sustainable development and for eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas.

01 Sep 2005 description
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General Situation during August 2005
Forecast until mid-October 2005

11 Aug 2005 description

Weekly Introduction:
Update of Locust Activity: August 11 - 17, 2005

July Monthly Weather Summary from the CPC African Desk:

03 May 2005 description

Today the Government took the decision to authorise Sida to prepare budget support for ten countries - Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mali, Mozambique, Nacaragua, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia - and to disburse previously approved budget support to Malawi. The decision was made under the guidelines for cooperation strategies recently adopted by the Government, which entail giving Sida responsibility for handling Swedish budget support to poor countries.

"This budget support will give the recipient countries a better chance to control their own development.

15 Sep 2004 description

Weekly Introduction:
Update Of ITCZ

During the period from August 21-31 2004, the African portion of the ITCZ moved dramatically to the south in the eastern half of the continent. During the past dekad, the eastern region of the ITCZ moved from around 19N to around 15N. This contrasts with the movement in the west where the ITCZ moved relatively little from last period and is located very close to the 1988-2003 climatological mean. The southward movement of the ITCZ at this time is quite normal as the normal northward peak occurs during the second dekad of August.

12 Aug 2004 description

Weekly Preamble Update:
Update of El Niño

Synopsis: El Niño conditions are expected to develop during the next 3 months.