IFAD calls for smallholder farmers to be placed at the centre of sector exchanges

IFAD farmer AfricaThe President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze, has called for smallholder farmers from across Africa to be placed at the centre of sector exchanges in order to fuel economic growth across the continent

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IITA focussed on boosting Tanzanian cassava crops

Cassava. (Image source: Iwata Kenichi.)Tanzania's minister of agriculture, food security and cooperatives, Christopher Chiza, has said that cassava will play a major role in improving the lives of farmers in the country

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Nigerian government to distribute 10 million mobile phones to farmers

mobile1  S1m0nB3rryThe Nigerian government has undertaken a project that will entail the distribution of 10mn mobile phones to farmers to help them access agriculture inputs

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West African Agricultural Union to be established

A Ghanaian agribusiness owner. (Image source: Elitre/Wikimedia Commons)The Agriculture and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN) and the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) of Ghana have agreed to establish a West African Agricultural Union

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Food security top of agenda for South African government

Food security South Africa governmentA new initiative that will make food more accessible to the poor will strengthen food security across South Africa, the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries has announced

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