No 172 - October-November 2014

Climate-smart agriculture

A practical or idealistic approach?

Agriculture must be tailored to current and future climate change patterns to ensure tomorrow’s food production.

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Dossier

Revolutionising agri-finance

Bridging the gap

Financing agricultural value chains is a major challenge in ACP countries. To promote access to credit and reduce financial risks, CTA co-organised an international conference (Fin4Ag) in July 2014 in Nairobi with over 750 participants advocating the reinvention of current business and regulatory finance models.

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• Esther Muiruri's viewpoint

• Report from Kenya

INTERVIEW

Adimaimalaga Tafuna’I

Reaping the benefits of mobile apps

The complexity and costs of ICTs can be a barrier for smallholder farmers. Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI), an NGO in Samoa, has embarked on designing and commissioning a suite of mobile apps to assist its extension workers, farmers and markets.

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VALUE CHAINS

Coffee

From the nursery to the cup

Cameroon’s export coffee sector has had trouble taking off. But stakeholders who believe in its future are readily integrating into the value chain - right to the consumer’s cup. Cameroonian coffee exports are not yet buoyant despite the range of incentive policies and projects that have been implemented.

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