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Why Donate to ACAI?

ACAI’s platform ensures effectiveness, sustainability and impact without constant donor dependence. Here’s how: 1. Effectiveness: ACAI’s strategic training strategies are developed by agricultural experts that know how to not only improve farm yields,  but connect small farmers to the market to ensure maximum earning potential and long-term agro-business solutions to curb poverty. 2. Sustainability: Every dollar you […]

Ending rape as a weapon of war must start with a change of culture

By Daniel Donovan  On 11 April 2013 representatives from the G8 nations—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Britain and the United States—pledged nearly US$ 36million of new funds to be directed to help end the plight of sexual violence as a weapon of war. The group announced its endorsement of The Declaration on Preventing Sexual […]

Permanent peacekeepers: Should the African Union have a standby army?

Permanent peacekeepers: Should the African Union have a standby army? By Daniel Donovan This week I was reading about the two largest economic powers in Africa, Nigeria and South Africa, attempting to mend rocky relations that have divided the two countries for decades. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and South Africa President Jacob Zuma met for […]

‘The Terminator’s’ reign of terror terminated, for now

By Daniel Donovan When I heard the news that Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda—nicknamed ‘the Terminator’–had waltzed in to the U.S. embassy in Kigali to be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, my initial reaction was that of apprehension. Having focused my Master’s degree on conflict resolution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

Nigeria’s battle for the northeast more than just Boko Haram

Since Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency of 14 May 2013 in response to the three years of Boko Haram insurgency in the north-eastern provinces of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the country has seen the realities and difficulties of fighting a determined rebel group that utilizes brutal tactics to terrorize and control the population. […]

Links to other articles

Links to other articles: Continent Observer: Tanzania must properly utilise resource wealth Is Canada fit for purpose to help Tanzania achieve transparency in Extractive Industries? Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us… Al-Jazeera: Poor Tanzanians left out of resource rush     by

Details of Rufiji River Community Project

  Rural sub-Saharan Africa is the poorest place on earth. The agricultural communities along the Rufiji River host some of the most impoverished farmers in the region, with most making less than US$ 1.25 per day. The ACA Initiative strives to instruct local farmers on modern agricultural techniques to ensure increased output. Couple this with […]