RWANDA - Efforts towards improving Rwanda’s agriculture production, as well as encouraging farmers to look at agriculture as a business have been boosted by a new initiative, where farmers will be trained to carry out some of the basic roles that would otherwise be done by extension staff.
ZAMBIA – Zambia National Farmers Union president Dr Evelyn Nguleka says this year’s Agritech Expo planned for Chisamba in April has increased exhibition space to accommodate more emerging commercial farmers.
RWANDA - Over 10 per cent of agricultural produce is lost along the value chain due to poor post-harvest handling, according to figures from the agriculture ministry.
AFRICA - The push for climate-smart agriculture continues under opposition from civil society as we usher in 2015, the International Year of Soils as declared by the UN.
AFRICA - Almost 730,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya could soon benefit from a new, 15.5 million US dollars programme that aims to improve their productivity and incomes.
RWANDA - The National Agriculture Export Board (Naeb) plans to set up a modern horticulture centre at Mulindi Gasabo District to help small scale farmers acquire skills and market information, George Kayonga, the Naeb chief executive officer, has said.
EAST AFRICA - Smallholder farmers in the East Africa will soon be able to track movement of their produce from warehouses.
ZAMBIA - A United States of America agriculture firm is constructing a training centre in Zambia at a cost of US$10 million to enable farmers farmers improve food production.
TUNISIA - Despite its promising prospects, the sector of irrigated agriculture is going through several difficulties in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, related basically to the cost of water irrigation, equipment maintenance and marketing the product, reads a report published by the Regional Directorate of Agricultural Development.
RWANDA - Over 1,140 farmers across the country have successfully completed a training programme in post-harvest management conducted by the Post - Harvest and Agribusiness Support Project (PASP).
NIGERIA - Drawing from experiences and lessons learned from past agricultural projects, researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and HarvestPlus have proffered some solutions on how to scale out agricultural innovations and create impact at the farm level.
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