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Caribbean View all in Caribbean

in Spore and Press revue

Making Agriculture Cool

At every conference she has attended on the youth, Nawsheen Hosenally has been frustrated to hear that agriculture is not ‘cool’. The 29-year-old graduate in agricultural extension and information systems knew she wanted to do something to redeem the image of agriculture among young people.

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in Blog

Helping digital entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector to grow: insights from the CTA's AgriHack Talent initiative


Promoting agritourism in Barbados

Central Africa View all in Central Africa

in Spore and Spore/Spore exclusive

It is essential to work with indigenous people on climate change adaptation

Ahead of COP24, taking place in Poland between 3–14 December, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change, explains why indigenous knowledge must be taken into consideration.

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in Spore and Press revue

Making Agriculture Cool


10,000 smallholders to benefit in new Central African cassava project

Eastern Africa View all in Eastern Africa

in Blog

Digital banking services for rural farmers – scaling up and scaling out

Launched in 2014 and winner of the first CTA Agrihack Championship, Ugandan start-up Ensibuuko is helping savings and loans cooperatives to become efficient and bankable by digitising how they manage customer data and transactions, and piloting their shift to a cashless and paperless system. Well on its way to scaling up the business within Uganda, the digital company is now looking further afield to extend its reach beyond national borders.

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in Blog

Sustaining and scaling an online agricultural commodity marketing platform in East Africa


in Spore and Press revue

Making Agriculture Cool

Southern Africa View all in Southern Africa

in Blog

ZFU-Econet Wireless bilateral partnership in Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change because smallholder subsistence farmers rely almost entirely on rainfed farming. Weather patterns such as drought, floods and erratic rainfall therefore have a significant impact on the food security and incomes of a largely poor population with little capacity to adapt.

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in Blog

Multilateral partnerships for climate-smart cereal solutions in Zambia


in Spore and Press revue

Investors in Agribusiness Exploring US$82 Million Worth of Business Opportunities in Africa

Western Africa View all in Western Africa

in Blog

Agribusiness market information via mobile phone – one tool, many impacts

A market information service delivered by mobile phone is helping to promote transparency in Senegal, enabling farmers to obtain fairer prices for their products – including producers who have not signed up for the service.

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in Spore and Press revue

Making Agriculture Cool


in Spore

A promising new continent-wide trade agreement for Africa

Pacific View all in Pacific

in Blog

The building blocks for better value chains

The UN reports that around 50% of crop value vanishes between harvesting and the point of sale. AgUnity – an Australian agri-tech start-up established in 2016 – aims to address this issue with the help of blockchain technology.

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Raising PIPSO’s profile


in A year in review 2017

Opportunities for Pacific agri-tourism

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