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Turkey launch agricultural project in Somaliland, and other news (10 January 2020)

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A new agricultural project is launched in Somaliland, and Malta announce a five year stratigic partnership with Africa

Each week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention:

  • A policy document has been released by Malta for a five year strategic partnership between Malta and Africa, focusing on the exchange of wealth and opportunities for growth. The document emphasises the proposal to increase investment and trade between the two parties, rather than only providing financial aid. Read more in Africa News.
  • Turkey has launched an agricultural project in Somaliland to increase the volume and quality of crop and livestock. The project has provided farmers with new resources, and aims to train them to use new agricultural methods and equipment to prevent against threat from droughts in the future. Read more in Daily Sabah (Turkey).
  • Ghana’s Minister for Finance has announced that, through promoting attractive interest rates on Ghanaian public banks, the government aims to raise $3 billion from the country’s diaspora to fund development projects for agriculture, infrastructure, and tourism. Read more in Ecofin Agency.
  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development has agreed to provide $305.7 million to support over 13 million vulnerable farmers in Ethiopia. As the country continues to suffer from frequent droughts, this funding aims to increase access to financial services, diversify income, and build climate resilience. Read more in Addis Standard.