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Boosting West Africa's regional grain trade through stronger market institutions and enabling policies

The level of intra-regional trade of cereals such as maize, millet, sorghum and rice is lagging way below its potential in West Africa, despite opportunities from flourishing local production and strong demand from growing urban populations. A confer…

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Apr 24

Launch workshop of the "iDEAL Burkina"

IDEAL Burkina (Innovative Enterprise development and Market Linkages for Young Agripreneurs in Burkina Faso) is a project that intends to mobilise digital technologies to strengthen agricultural entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. The project will focus on technical and commercial collaboration between young farmers/agripreneurs and young entrepreneurs offering ICT services for agriculture (e-agr…

Apr 23

Innovative Enterprise development and Market Linkages for Young Agripreneurs in Burkina Faso (iDEAL Burkina)

Agriculture is a key sector in Burkina Faso: it represents 54% of gross domestic product (GDP), and accounts for 86% of the country’s economy. However, agriculture in Burkina Faso has undergone very little modernisation. At the same time, two out of three jobseekers (66%) are young people under the age of 25. Of those who are employed, three-quarters work in agriculture, but many have few pro…
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Burkina Faso

Mar 20

Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition in Africa (ICON)

With one in four people in sub-Saharan Africa undernourished, Africa is the continent most affected by hunger and malnutrition. Rapid population growth is undermining the capacity of countries to sustainably source food and guarantee access to major food products. Changing food consumption habits – for food that is imported and not very nutritious – coupled with unstable food prices also co…


Jun 1

Data4Ag

Farmers’ organisations (FOs) and agribusinesses are important players in providing services to farmers in ACP countries. However, farmers’ organisations and agribusinesses faced a limited performance of delivering better services to farmers. These lead to inefficient production and inadequate data access, handling and sharing. To improve the livelihood of f…

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