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Agritask and Hollard Mozambique to expand agri insurance platform in southern Africa

Digital agricultureAgritask, one of the leading global developers of a holistic agronomic operations platform, and Hollard Mozambique, a premier insurance group in Mozambique, have partnered to provide digital solutions to local stakeholders offering crop insurance for farmers in their respective value chains

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Creating a smart farming ecosystem with digital technologies

agriculture technology PixabayDigital technologies set to solve complex challenges farmers and growers are facing today, according to a whitepapaer published by Intellias

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Nigeria bans importation of maize to ramp up local production

NIgeria maize 30 JulyThe Central Bank of Nigeria has banned the importation of maize into the country to increase the local production, stimulate a rapid economic recovery, safeguard rural livelihoods and increase jobs which were lost as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

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Kenya beats back desert locust upsurge for now, but East Africa remains at risk

AF locust story PixabayCyril Ferrand, Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) resilience team leader for East Africa, has highlighted the UN organisation’s progress in combating Desert Locusts in East African countries

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‘Free trade can prevent hunger caused by future shifts in climate patterns’

wheat and corn af feag atrInternational trade can compensate for regional reductions in agricultural production and reduce hunger when protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change

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