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Who owns farmer data? Exploring the rights and codes of conduct for transparent agricultural data sharing

Data-driven services have the potential to effectively propel agricultural innovations and contribute to the sustainability of food systems. But despite a continuous increase of initiatives facilitating common data exchange in agriculture, a lack of…

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Making index-based insurance profitable

Tech firms, brokers and insurers are working to make index-based insurance profitable and sustainable without subsidies, by cutting costs, sharing data and improving efficiency.

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Jun 6

GODAN Webinar: Space for Agriculture in Developing Countries

The UK Space Agency’s (UKSA) International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five-year, £30 million per year programme that uses the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable, economic and societal benefit to developing countries. This includes six projects across Latin America, Africa and Asia focused on agriculture. A report…
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Wageningen, Netherlands

Nov 5

'Accelerating the uptake of climate-smart agriculture' kickoff

CTA and implementing partners have begun to implement a project 'Accelerating the uptake of climate-smart agriculture', in Ethiopia, aimed at improving resilience, agricultural productivity, food security and the income of 20,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia through the promotion of widespread adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices. The project identifies proven CSA approaches…
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Awassa, Ethiopia

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 1

Promoting blockchain to increase innovation and business performance in the agrifood sector

Blockchain technology – a digital ledger providing data storage and exchange through a secure, decentralised platform ¬– has the potential to bring a host of benefits to the agrifood sector, but it must be researched comprehensively and implemented strategically if those benefits are to be realised. Having identified innovation for production and profitability as central to its refreshed s…

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