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Enhancing access to information for women in pastoral areas – challenges and opportunities

Knowledge can go a long way to ensure better livelihoods and food security for women in pastoral regions. Accurate and timely information can help facilitate access to services, and exert a positive influence on their participation in livelihood deci…

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Apr 6

Increasing dairy productivity and incomes for smallholder farmers, and youth enterprise development in the dairy sector East and Southern Africa (DAIRYPROFIT)

The East African region produces 68% of the continent’s milk output, with Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania among the biggest dairy producers. Smallholder milk production accounts for up to 80% of milk produced in the region; most of this milk (80%) is marketed raw, through a ‘warm’ chain (raw milk chain), which makes it almost impossible to ensure milk quality and safety standards.…

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…

Jul 1

Promotion and development of the cassava value chain in Central Africa

As part of its work programme in Central Africa, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) is committed to contributing to food and nutrition security in the region, through the promotion and implementation of innovative approaches, mechanisms and tools for sustainable and inclusive development of the cassava value chain.


Feb 2

Seminar: Action Research for a New Generation of Agricultural Cooperatives in Africa

Are new generation cooperatives in Africa more likely to succeed in generating agribusiness and rural employment than traditional, community-based cooperatives? These new agricultural enterprises and their potential to foster rural employment especially among African youth and women, will be the focus of a brown bag presentation and research seminar organised at the…
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Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, Netherlands

Sep 26

Cooperative Leadership event

A Cooperative Leadership Event (CLE) will take place in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 26-30 September at the Malawian Institute of Management. The CLE is organised in partnership with FAO, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), OCDC, and Oxfam. During the event, leaders…
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Lilongwe, Malawi

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