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Malawi: Maize Shortage Hits Women

Malawi is experiencing a severe maize shortage after two consecutive dry spells. Over two million people face shortages this year, and prices have inflated by 36.6% as of March 2013. http://allafrica.com/stories/201304261129.html?viewall=1&

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World Bank Support for Boosting Food Production in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

The World Bank approved $89.4 million in credit to assist governments of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia in establishing Regional Centers of Leadership for staple grains, and other projects to boost food and farm productivity. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/03/14/world-bank-support-boosting-food-production-malawi-mozambique-zambia?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonu6rBce%2FhmjTEU5z17%2BwtX6CygYkz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMScpnN6%2BNFAAgAZVnyRQFHuWDeZg%3D

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World Bank Study: Pre-, Post-Harvest Projects Most Feasible for Farmers

A recent World Bank quality review study concluded that postharvest facilities are the most successful livelihood projects in the Philippines. As compared to livestock or fishery projects, postharvest facilities add more value and provide farmers with immediate income. http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/business/agri-commodities/9263-world-bank-study-pre-post-harvest-projects-most-feasible-for-farmers

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Flood Destroys Over 460,000 Hectares of Cultivated Land

Current estimates for crop losses after the Nigerian flood are at 1.2 million metric tonnes. The government’s relief plan includes compensation to farmers and releasing 40,000 metric tonnes of food from its strategic reserve to affected families. http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/11/09/flood-destroys-over-460000-hectares-of-cultivated-land/

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Bangladesh Csisa Holds Postharvest Workshop and Planning Meeting

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia recently held a workshop and training session to teach postharvest business models in Khulna, Bangladesh. Other topics addressed were on “Assessing postharvest value chains and entry points” and “Integrating gender strategies for and needs of women in postharvest.” Partners present at the workshop were representatives from IRRI, CIMMYT, […]

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Hisara Agriculture University Organized Training

Hisara Agriculture University in Chandigarh, India, will organize training camps through the state to provide the most recent information about agriculture to farmers and rural women, including topics on commercial vegetable production, safe grain storage, and the preparation of compost. Special training to control insects in paddy nurseries will also be featured.

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Women in Postharvest Management of Food Production in Nigeria

The Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research published the research paper, ‘Women in post harvest management of food production in Nigeria’ (PDF). The report studied the status of women, what could be done to give recognition to their participation, and how they play a role in PHL reduction. Education and training are areas in need of development […]

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Food Processing Curbs Climate Losses for Cameroon’s Women Farmers

In Cameroon, roads also pose serious problems for farmers. Women farmers find that processed agricultural products help prevent heavy PHL that would otherwise occur during the transportation of produce. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is providing loans to farmers to enable them to buy more processing technology. http://www.trust.org/item/?map=food-processing-curbs-climate-losses-for-cameroons-women-farmers  

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U.S. Kicks off Agricultural Program in South Sudan

South Sudan is aiming to nearly double staple-food crop production by 2013. USAID will continue to support agriculture ventures as a means of diversifying the economy, as evidenced by the launch of their 2005 initiative in Sudan’s green belt zone. They are also focusing on women-centric approaches through education and workshops. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/U.S.+kicks+off+agricultural+program+in+South+Sudan.-a0226675576

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FG to Empower Women Farmers – Minister

Nigeria targets the empowerment of women through farming as a means of restoring the nation’s ‘lost glory in agriculture.’ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/07/fg-to-empower-women-farmers-minister/

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