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Mar 20

Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) in Africa

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…

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…

Sep 4

Africa Green Revolution Forum 2017

Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through AgricultureToday, across Africa, big things are happening for the millions of smal…
Location:
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Sep 7

Seed Fair to promote farmer access to stress-tolerant seeds for climate adaptation

Adverse impacts of climate change and extreme weather conditions are becoming more frequent, and have de facto become the new norm in Southern Africa. While stress-tolerant seeds offer opportunities to help farmers adapt to the unpredictable weather conditions, it must be clear what the seeds do, and how different…
Location:
Zimbabwe

Jul 1

Promoting agricultural entrepreneurship among rural youth in Zambia

Zambia has great potential to become a breadbasket in Southern Africa, owing to its vast fertile land and abundant water resources, however, of the 58% of land suitable for agricultural production, only 14% is under cultivation. Small-scale farm production in Zambia is often not sufficient to cover basic household nutritional needs and, even if farmers do produce a surplus that can be sol…

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