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Centre of Excellence in Rwanda to support farmers and rural communities

Rwanda centre of excellence PixabayA new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently – reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs

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Madagascar receives ARC Insurance payout for drought

StockFynaStoryThe government of Madagascar received a symbolic cheque on 7 July for US$2.13mn from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods from crop failure in the just concluded farming season

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IFAD invests in Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience

Niger IFADThe International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) has announced a project to support around 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity

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Cooperatives crucial for driving innovation in cashew farming communities

cashew Olam AF anf FEAGMallikarjuna Kumaraswamy, vice-president for Olam’s cashew business, has highlighted that the cooperative model is boosting sustainable cashew supply chains in rural African region

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Common farming practices drain the soil of carbon: Rothamsted Research

Africa soil 2 JulyRothamsted Research scientists have demonstrated that common farming practices drain the soil of carbon, altering the structure of soils’ microscopic habitat and the genetics of microbes living within it

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