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Women Driving agricultural Innovation

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Inclusive cassava business grows from strength to strength

Alawode, Oluyinka
by Oluyinka Alawode

Yemisi Iranloye, managing director and CEO of Psaltry International Limited, a large cassava processor based in south-west Nigeria, has built her success on an inclusive business model that places smallholder farmers at the centre of operations.

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in Spore and Spore/Production and value additions

Pepper certification secures farmer incomes in Cameroon

A geographical indication label for a unique variety of pepper in Cameroon is improving the incomes of local farmers and ensuring the long-term future of the product. Recognition of the pepper’s quality and economic importance means it is one of only three African commodities with such a label.

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Women entrepreneurs: key factors to success in agribusiness

Women around the world are overcoming barriers to establish profitable businesses in the agricultural sector. However, strong links to high-value markets, access to necessary finance and resources, and sufficient business training are essential requirements for women business leaders to break through the ‘glass ceiling’ and expand their agribusinesses to compete on an international scale.

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in Spore, Spore/Entrepreneurship and Spore/Trends

Agriculture - a promising market for the diaspora

Over the last decade, remittance flows from diaspora communities to their countries of origin have been steadily increasing. With government support and agriculture-friendly legislation, agriculture could benefit from this substantial source of funding and expertise.

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in Spore, Spore/Entrepreneurship and Spore/Production and value additions

Bringing fresh fish inland in Sierra Leone

Aquaculture is creating new rural markets catering to strong demands for fish and building economic resilience in poor, food-insecure inland areas.

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Tools for an equitable and food secure future

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Women farmers are using water smart techniques to sustainably increase crop yields, whilst maintaining vital soil ecosystems in Ghana, Malawi and Mali. In these drought-prone countries, establishing water-efficient practices helps to improve smallholder farmers’ access to water and increase the resilience of their livelihoods and local ecosystems.

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Agribusinesses that can effectively link farmers to national, regional and international markets will contribute to poverty alleviation, export-led growth, food import substitution, enhanced food security and job creation.

The additional investment in agriculture by private sector and public sector alike signals a renewed recognition that agriculture is a potent driver of economic growth and poverty reduction.

Building on the work done to enhance regional trade and develop value chains, CTA is well placed to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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The building blocks for better value chains

The UN reports that around 50% of crop value vanishes between harvesting and the point of sale. AgUnity – an Australian agri-tech start-up established in 2016 – aims to address this issue with the help of blockchain technology.

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Pathways to scale finance for digitalisation on the path to agricultural transformation


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ACP agribusiness digitalisation – big data analytics a pathway towards sustainability


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Digital banking services for rural farmers – scaling up and scaling out

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The building blocks for better value chains

The UN reports that around 50% of crop value vanishes between harvesting and the point of sale. AgUnity – an Australian agri-tech start-up established in 2016 – aims to address this issue with the help of blockchain technology.

Read More

in Blog

Pathways to scale finance for digitalisation on the path to agricultural transformation


in Blog

ACP agribusiness digitalisation – big data analytics a pathway towards sustainability


in Blog

Digital banking services for rural farmers – scaling up and scaling out

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in Blog

The building blocks for better value chains

The UN reports that around 50% of crop value vanishes between harvesting and the point of sale. AgUnity – an Australian agri-tech start-up established in 2016 – aims to address this issue with the help of blockchain technology.

Read More

in Blog

Pathways to scale finance for digitalisation on the path to agricultural transformation


in Blog

ACP agribusiness digitalisation – big data analytics a pathway towards sustainability


in Blog

Digital banking services for rural farmers – scaling up and scaling out