Post Tagged with: "Farming"

SA: Young people urged to become farmers

SA: Young people urged to become farmers

April 11, 2012 at 10:18

Polokwane – Limpopo Agriculture MEC Jacob Marule has encouraged young people to become farmers and form farming cooperatives. Marule was speaking during the recent launch of the Mamasemphamo Cooperative in […]

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World Cocoa Foundation African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Families

World Cocoa Foundation African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Families

March 15, 2012 at 11:12

ACCRA, Ghana — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) officially launched the WCF African Cocoa Initiative (WCF/ACI) in […]

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Gates urges digital revolution in fight against hunger

Gates urges digital revolution in fight against hunger

February 27, 2012 at 09:06

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called for a “digital revolution” to alleviate world hunger by increasing agricultural productivity through satellites and genetically-engineered seed varieties. “We have to think hard […]

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Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies

Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies

February 7, 2012 at 16:12

When one thinks of farming, butterflies are not the first commodity that comes to mind. But in Tanzania, this unlikely crop is cultivated to help conserve threatened forests and provide […]

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Technology Firm Woos Farmers With Records Automation

Technology Firm Woos Farmers With Records Automation

January 26, 2012 at 13:48

Technology firm Mobipay has launched a system that it says will elevate farmers’ record-keeping and improve access to credit.

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Zimbabwe: WFP buy local scheme helps farmers

Zimbabwe: WFP buy local scheme helps farmers

January 5, 2012 at 09:28

HARARE, 27 December 2011 (IRIN) – Veteran small-scale farmer Trynos Mamombe has returned to maize farming after two years, thanks to a multi-partner initiative which is helping him to market […]

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Mozambique: New UN Initiative to Boost Crop Yields

Mozambique: New UN Initiative to Boost Crop Yields

December 29, 2011 at 13:20

A new United Nations initiative in Mozambique aimed at increasing the quality of seeds will help the African country capitalize on its arable land and unlock its potential, the Organization’s […]

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Tool helps farmers anticipate their future climate

Tool helps farmers anticipate their future climate

December 8, 2011 at 09:50

[DURBAN] Marginalised farmers in the developing world may soon be able to ‘see’ into the future through a tool that will help them adapt to climate change by simulating how their crop […]

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FAO project helps Kenyan farmers withstand drought

FAO project helps Kenyan farmers withstand drought

November 11, 2011 at 09:02

Farm investments today can prevent food security crises tomorrow. With the October rainy season starting, FAO is helping more than 5,000 vulnerable farming households in eastern Kenya terrace their fields […]

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Libyan researchers appeal to farming experts

Libyan researchers appeal to farming experts

November 4, 2011 at 15:43

[CAIRO] Libya’s Agricultural Research Center (ARC) is trying to get back on track following the country’s recent period of unrest.

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