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Using ICT to Enhance Marketing for Small Agricultural Producers

This USAID briefing paper serves to identify appropriate and effective information communication technologies (ICT) for agricultural value chain interventions. Relevant topics discussed include marketing, traceability, production management and data analytics, value addition, technical literacy, gender dynamics, and others. http://agrilinks.org/sites/default/files/resource/files/Using_ICT_to_Enhance_Marketing_for_Small_Agricultural_Producers.pdf

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ICT Could Become Key Influencer Across Agri Value Chain: Nasscom

The National Association of Software Services Companies in India says increased use of ICT is key to the country’s agricultural productivity and food security success. Expansion of technologies that can support initiatives in precision farming, extension, marketing, and supply chain management is expected to increase. http://www.domain-b.com/economy/agriculture/20130813_mobile_internet.html  

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Kenya: Grain Purchase Plan for Machakos

A county government will buy maize from farmers to reduce risks of exploitation from middlemen, as well as to control presence of aflatoxin that is frequently found in home-stored grain. http://allafrica.com/stories/201306110145.html

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Aid Groups Warn of Potential Food Crisis in Northern Mali

Northern Mali faces a severe food security crisis due to ethnic violence. The situation is close to reaching emergency status, and international actors are calling for increased food distribution and release of emergency funds. http://www.voanews.com/content/aid-groups-warn-of-potential-food-crisis-in-northern-mali/1649486.html?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuq7Ke%2B%2FhmjTEU5z16O0sWa60g4kz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMSsBlMK%2BNFAAgAZVnyRQFHuWDeZg%3D  

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Parliement Approves 19.1 Million Loan to Ensure Food Security

Ghana approved a US $19.1 million loan to alleviate poverty by increasing agricultural productivity and ensuring food security in farming communities. The Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) will focus on enhancing farming practices as well as marketing and distribution chains.  http://vibeghana.com/2012/12/19/parliement-approves-19-1-million-loan-to-ensure-food-security/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouu6nOZKXonjHpfsX86%2BwrXqO1lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4FSsprI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFcH%2FaQZA%3D%3D

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Centre Wants to Usher in an Evergreen Revolution: Minister

The Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs is inaugurating the first Indo-U.S. International Conference on Polymers for Packaging Applications in order to address part of the government’s goal of PHL reduction. The Indian government is hoping to instigate an “Evergreen Revolution,” focused on food processing, the exporting of packaged food to other […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Logistics

Global Logistics Media includes PHL issues in its Corporate Social Responsibility projects. The company encourages logistics companies to become part of the movement of reducing losses, pushing for policy changes, and getting involved in projects that involve improvement of transportation and infrastructure. The company also highlights the activities of Carpe Diehm, an organization focusing on sustainable supply […]

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Feeding Africa: Australian Knowledge Helps Meet A Continent’s Climate Change Challenges

African food security problems are seen as an opportunity for development by Australia, as the two continents produce many of the same crops in similar climatic conditions. Australian policies and infrastructure are more developed than their African counterparts in terms of agriculture and food security, and Australian participation in the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change […]

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