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Young innovators transforming African agriculture awarded in Accra - Winners of Pitch AgriHack competition announced

Accra, Ghana, 6 September 2019. Seven young agricultural entrepreneurs, including four women, were awarded today for digital innovations during the closing plenary at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra.

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Apr 5

Disruptive Agricultural Technology Challenge and Conference

The Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) Challenge and Conference aims to provide a forum to discuss the opportunities offered by disruptive digital technologies to increase productivity, and access to services and markets in the agricultural sector. Several promising digital technology innovators in agriculture…
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Chiromo Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

May 7

Regional Forum - Developing Pacific Local Food Crops & Fisheries Value Chains - Key Innovations & Critical Success Factors

A regional forum is organised from 7 - 10 May 2018 in Fiji to share the results and recommendations from commissioned multi-country studies and national and regional consultations on the agriculture/nutrition nexus; weather risk management and tools; agricultural and value chain finance; business development; novel ICTs and priority nutrition sensitive value chains. This cross-learning ev…
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Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji

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

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 1

Accelerating the uptake of climate-smart agriculture in ACP countries

‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ (CSA) has been developed as an approach to attain ‘triple wins’ in agriculture through increased agricultural productivity, adaptation (supporting crops to grow in changing climate conditions), and mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions where possible). Many innovative CSA innovations have been developed to help farmers achieve these triple wins. Howev…

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