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Digitalising extension: Smart advisory services for farmers

In this issue

Interview

"Youth should be part of the conversation about rural development"

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Assistant vice-president of the strategy and knowledge department of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Paul Winters, highlights the factors that need to be in place for rural youth to prosper.

Publications
Analysis

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Tech firms, brokers and insurers are working to make index-based insurance profitable and sustainable without subsidies, by cutting costs, sharing data and improving efficiency.

Analysis

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Pour qu’un projet d’aide au développement ait un impact positif, y compris dans le secteur de l’agriculture ou de l’agribusiness, certaines conditions doivent être remplies.

Analysis

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Three new reports focus on food systems and production in Africa to achieve food security and end malnutrition and poverty. Digital technologies, better policies and new farming approaches are all highlighted as means to achieve these aims.

News

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To help the growing number of Malawians effected by droughts, floods and emerging pests and diseases, a climate-resilience project is scaling out tailored weather technologies and advisory services to smallholders.

News

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Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly explains how her company Faso Kaba, which means ‘corn country’ in Bambara, Mali, became one of the leading suppliers of improved seeds adapted to the Sahelian climate.

To enable smallholder farmers to improve production, reduce crop loss and ultimately increase productivity, it’s crucial to transform agricultural extension services through impactful decision-support tools and digital know-how.