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Closing the gender digital divide, opening opportunities for women in agriculture

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are promoted as an equaliser of opportunities – but this is not always the case for women. Several African initiatives are demonstrating the critical contribution that information and knowledge can…

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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in gener…

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Apr 11

Enhancing market response to resilience in livestock value chain in Eastern Africa (CLI-MARK)

Some 20 million livestock keepers in the Horn of Africa are threatened by increasingly frequent and severe droughts. Their food and nutrition security, indeed the existence of the pastoral economic system, is under threat. The frequent droughts have eroded the pastoralists’ adaptive capacity and resilience to such an extent that almost every drought now results in a humanitarian crisis. …
Location:
Horn of Africa

Feb 19

3rd PAFO Ordinary General Assembly

The Assembly of the Panafrican Farmers' Organisation (PAFO) will bring together the leaders and delegates of the five African farmers’ organisations from Eastern Africa (EAFF), Central Africa (…
Location:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oct 26

Study Tour for Farmers on Coping with Climate Change through Livestock

Diversifying farmers livelihoods through livestock and adoption of good practices to manage livestock stock during drought and uncertain weather scenarios are key options to help farmers cope with the effects of climate change. Some good practices are being practised in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa. The field tour will enable up to 20 smallholder farmers in Southern Africa learn…
Location:
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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