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Un accord pour la mécanisation durable de l’agriculture en Afrique signé

L’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et le Réseau de l’agriculture de conservation africain ont passé, jeudi 7 février 2019, un protocole d’accord visant à encourager les petits agriculteurs à améliorer leur accès à la mécanisation agricole durable, tels que les tracteurs à deux roues et autres engins à moteur permettant d’économiser le temps de travail et la fatigue.

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Farmers Secure Land and Food Thanks to ‘Eyes in the Skies’

Six years ago while wondering how best to use her engineering skills, Tanzanian ICT entrepreneur Rose Funja decided to enter an innovation competition. Years later she has turned a digital idea into a viable business that helps smallholder farmers across the East African nation access credit.

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Ouverture du Centre africain pour le climat à Rome

Soutenu par l’Italie, la FAO et le PNUD, le centre africain pour le climat et le développement se focalisera principalement sur l’agriculture intelligente face au climat, l’accès à l’eau, les femmes rurales et les jeunes.

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In Africa, investing in rural development and agriculture will offer rural youth an alternative to migration

FAO Director-General highlights the importance of focusing on the troubled areas of the Sahel

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La révolution du «mobile money» en Afrique : acte 1, la naissance

Le paiement par téléphone, également appelé le « mobile money », est l’innovation la plus importante de cette dernière décennie en Afrique. Créé au Kenya en 2007, le paiement par téléphone a bouleversé l’économie du continent africain, ses habitudes de consommation et de production.

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Why Europe should partner the world’s smallholders to adopt big tech

Despite the rise of industrial and intensive farming, it is the world’s 800 million smallholder farmers who continue to shoulder a disproportionate burden of global food security.

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Time for Africa to treat agriculture as a business

Addressing agriculture and food security issues in Africa is critical not only to economic development across the continent, but to the future of food production worldwide over the next generation.

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Farm ponds are turning arid Ukambani greener and richer

Visitors driving along the all-weather Makindu-Athi Kiaoni road, which links Makueni and Kitui counties, always look in wonder at the village’s leafy green crops in the sun-baked region.

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Moisture preservation turns arid land into thriving farm

In the middle of the arid Laikipia County, about 30 kilometres from the Maralal-Rumuruti highway, is a plantation flourishing with maize.

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Changing the gender bias in agriculture

Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness.

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These digital innovations will be the key to unlocking the investment that African agriculture needs…

Walmart. Amazon. Tesla. Many of the world’s biggest businesses started small – and would not be where they are today without the help of start-up loans.

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Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture

Africa’s over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent’s capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people.

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Africa agribusiness, a $1 trillion business by 2030

As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry.

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Making Agriculture Cool

At every conference she has attended on the youth, Nawsheen Hosenally has been frustrated to hear that agriculture is not ‘cool’. The 29-year-old graduate in agricultural extension and information systems knew she wanted to do something to redeem the image of agriculture among young people.

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Investors in Agribusiness Exploring US$82 Million Worth of Business Opportunities in Africa

Leading business leaders, policy makers and prominent development campaigners joined over 200 delegates to launch the first ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, today.

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Young entrepreneurs lend glamor to African agriculture

In a long-sleeved shirt and jeans, expertly navigating eastern Rwanda’s bumpy back roads in a white four-wheel drive, Dieudonne Twahirwa looks nothing like the stereotypical African farmer.

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Sustainable agriculture must remain key priority in post-Cotonou negotiations

Agriculture must be at the heart of the successor to the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and the ACP community, writes Michael Hailu.

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Receitas para o Desenvolvimento

Com as feiras e demonstrações simulou-se o que é possível executar em casa, com os alimentos disponíveis e/ou fáceis de serem produzidos no próprio quintal ou na machamba. Com efeito, depois das aulas se nota uma mudança de atitude, tanto na diversificação do cardápio como no número crescente de hortas caseiras. E estes são só dois exemplos.

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