Agriculture unveils digital platform for smallholder farmers

smallholder farmersA digital agricultural commodity trading and logistics platform, has been introduced to help Nigerian smallholder farmers to sell their farming products to local and international buyers at fair and competitive prices

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FAO warns of Desert Locust outbreaks in Yemen and the Horn of Africa

fao1Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Lean farming can make agricultural operations more effective: experts

lean farmingLean farming has the power to make agricultural operations more effective and improve profit margins – but it requires a radical shift in thinking, said Conor Colgan, farmer and business consultant who has spent the last 10 years pioneering lean farming methods as a result of his MBA Masters Thesis

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FAO: Indigenous foods to alleviate nutrition crisis in Southern Africa

24julyThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the New Partnership for Africa's Development of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), organised a three-day sub-regional consultative dialogue

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Economic Commission for Africa signs agreement on innovation and agriculture investments

eca affThe Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the OCP SA, formerly known as the Cherifien Office of Phosphates, have signed an MoU to strengthen collaboration on innovations and investments in agriculture using science and technologies

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