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Sep 18

International Conference on Farm Insurance

The need for risk management solutions for smallholder farmers is undoubtable, and their long-term value already apparent. However, they remain heavily dependent on grants and subsidies. They are also still unavailable to the vast majority of the world’s 450-500 million smallholders. A decade in, it is time to take stock of the current situation, and to lay the basis for smarter and more scal…
Location:
Basel, Switzerland


Sep 5

Emerging Models Disrupting Agribusiness in Africa?

Agriculture is Africa’s largest economic sector, representing 15% of the continent’s total GDP and accounting for more than 20% of its annual economic growth. This session will consider how to develop agribusiness activities, both downstream (processing) and upstream (input provision), and sustainably link smallholders and small enterprises to structured value chains.

Location:
Kigali, Rwanda

Apr 6

Enhancing structured grain trade for smallholder farmers in Eastern Africa (GRAINHUBs)

Smallholder farmers produce 80–90% of the grains in Eastern Africa, but many face challenges in accessing markets and fulfilling market demands. Smallholder farmers often lack the skills and knowledge to trade effectively, yet most are dependent on their farms for income. They are also disadvantaged by the relatively high cost of inputs (improved seed and fertiliser), and many have nowhere to…

Mar 16

Accelerating innovative and sustainable cassava business models for women and youth in Central Africa (Manioc21)

While the cassava sector continues to play a critical role in Central Africa in terms of income generation, food security and job creation for rural communities, unleashing its full economic potential has proved challenging. For millions of central African smallholders, the road to urban food markets leads through the nascent agricultural processing sector, especially staple foods such as cas…
Location:
Central Africa

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