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Posts on the topic "smallholders"

20/01/2017
According to a new publication from CTA, adopting an innovation systems approach to agricultural and rural development can support inclusive development. Smallholder famers will benefit if the right policies and institutional mechanisms are in place. In...
04/05/2016
According to USAID’s recently released “Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture,” there are an estimated 1.5 billion smallholder farmers worldwide producing approximately 80 percent of the global food supply, who together face an...
21/03/2017
The market-led, user-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (MUIIS) Service Bundle was officially launched at the CTA Uganda country office on 8 March 2017. MUIIS is an innovative project that harnesses the power of satellite data to support extension...
16/03/2017
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), agriculture sector accounts for more than half of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and over 70 per cent in East African Community (EAC). But there is an issue threatening...
15/03/2017
There are more than 570 million farms in the world of which over 500 million are family-owned. These smallholder farmers are confronted by many challenges – climate change, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, increasing food price volatility,...
14/03/2017
Smart agriculture is essential in tackling many of smallholders problems with their cultivations and for their development. Smart agriculture is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively...
07/03/2017
The Listening Post is a project by Farm Radio, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the aim to put the farmer as a leading actor in the agricultural development. The vision is to have a two way communication between policy-makers, NGOs...
20/02/2017
Mercy Corps, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today launched AgriFin Accelerate in Zambia. The AgriFin Accelerate program is a six-year, USD 25 million program. The program seeks to address the financial inclusion gap for smallholder...
15/02/2017
Photo credits: Young Africa Works This is the title of a blog post by Brian Bosire, founder of UjuziKilimo, an agricultural technology company that brings affordable precision farming to smallholder farmers in Kenya, faces the issue of technology...
25/06/2014
While digital financial services via mobile channels offer great promise for improving the lives of smallholders and their families, significant challenges remain.

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