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Widim pompe et irrigue son champ à distance

Oumar Basse, seulement 27 ans et déjà à la tête de deux startups offrant des services aux agriculteurs au Sénégal. Widim Pompe permet à l’agriculteur de se connecter à sa pompe d’irrigation tandis que Yobanté Express lui assure des livraisons rapides et sécurisées.

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How good urban farming can combat bad eating

Unhealthy diets pose a massive and growing health threat across the world. In Africa, traditional foods and inner-city farms could be the answer.

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L'agro-industrie est-elle l'avenir du développement en Afrique?

L'agro-industrie est-elle l'avenir du développement en Afrique ? C'est ce que pense un groupe de travail sur l’Afrique rurale. Un groupe d’experts indépendants constitué en mai 2018, dans le cadre du renforcement de la coopération entre les 2 continents dans le domaine de l’Agriculture. Il recommande notamment le développement des investissements publics et privés dans ce secteur.

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Promoting urban agriculture for food security

The world’s population is expected to increase by about 3 billion by 2050 and it is forecasted that nearly 80 per cent of that population will live in urban centres. The urban growth rate in Africa is 3.5 per cent which is highest among all continents.

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Agri-tech startup Hello Tractor to expand across Nigeria, Kenya

Nigerian agri-tech startup Hello Tractor has partnered the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) to expand its services across Nigeria and Kenya, connecting 5,000 smallholder farmers to mechanisation services.

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La recherche pour soutenir l'agriculture au Sahel

La conférence Sahel, terre de défis et d’opportunités agricoles, organisée mercredi 27 février 2019 à Paris par l’Agence française de développement (AFD) et le Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), a proposé un éclairage sur le rôle de la recherche et de l’innovation pour accompagner le développement de l’agriculture sahélienne et son adaptation aux changements climatiques.

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Developing Agripreneurs to Save Nigeria’s Youth from Crime

When Lawrence Afere told his parents he was going into farming rather than getting a job in Nigeria’s lucrative oil and gas sector, they swore he was bewitched.

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Agriculture : « L’Afrique aussi doit consommer local »

Le défi alimentaire de l’Afrique est au croisement de la plupart des grands défis du continent ; et c’est d’abord aux agriculteurs, aux consommateurs et aux responsables africains de le relever.

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La sécurité sanitaire des aliments sur la sellette

Un rapport révèle que plus de la moitié des initiatives en matière de sécurité des aliments financées par des donateurs en Afrique subsaharienne se concentrent sur les marchés étrangers et sont donc insuffisantes pour s'attaquer aux problèmes de sécurité des aliments des consommateurs africains.

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How Conservation Agriculture Could Solve Food Insecurity in Arid & Semi-Arid Lands

Over three quarters of Kenya’s land is classified as arid or semi-arid (ASALs) with 20% of this having high to middle potential for agriculture. The sector relies heavily on rainfall which often than not is not consistent. Current food production levels cannot meet demand due to among other factors, conversion of prime agricultural land to other uses and the changing size and patterns of our population.

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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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