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New Australian International Food Security Centre Seeks Partnerships in Africa

The Australian International Food Security Centre is focusing on African countries, with funds of 33 million AUD to contribute toward food production projects over the next four years. The Centre is looking to collaborate with national and international partners, researchers, extension workers, in both the public and private sectors to improve smallholder African farms’, markets’, […]

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Applying ‘Pull Mechanisms’ to Food Security Challenges

An article analyzing the use of pull mechanisms in food security challenges, particularly in view of the AgResults Initiative launched by the G20 leaders, remains positive and hopeful for the results. It also examines a case study in Nigeria of similar nature. http://dalberg.com/blog/?p=1077&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=applying-pull-mechanisms-to-food-security-challenges

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UNDP and EAC Launch Initiative to Boost Food Production, Opportunities in Agriculture Value Chains

The United Nations Development Program and the East Africa Community have joined forces to “boost food production, pursuit and income opportunities for farmers by advancing cultivation value bondage in East Africa.” Sorghum, soy and dairy are of particular focus. Infrastructure challenges increases commodity prices. http://www.africanews.it/english/undp-and-eac-launch-initiative-to-boost-food-production-opportunities-in-agriculture-value-chains/

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Postharvest Losses in Africa- Analytical Review and Synthesis : Report of Project Inception Workshop Held at Icipe Nairobi, Kenya

The abstract for “Postharvest losses in Africa- analytical review and synthesis: report of project inception workshop held at icipe Nairobi, Kenya, 24-25.04.2012” was published by The International Development Research Centre library. The full report is available upon request. http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49139

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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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Modern Agricultural Centre Established in Bonyon

The United States Millennium Challenge Account has funded the construction of an Agricultural Business Center in Bonyon, Ghana, in order to aid the marketing and value chain development of staple food crops. Two additional centers will be built in the district as part of a plan for PHL reduction. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=237134

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Intelleflex CEO to Present at U.S. State Departments Global Impact Economy Forum

The CEO of Intelleflex will present as part of a panel at the U.S. State Department’s Global Impact Economy Forum on reducing inefficiencies in the food value chain on April 26 in Washington, D.C. The panel will discuss “how a combination of technical assistance, grants, investment and technology backed by innovative business models is required […]

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Government Proposes Food Processing Cluster in Africa at Rs 117 Crore

India is investing in African agriculture through the creation of a food-processing cluster of countries. The investment will amount to about Rs 117 crore and allow for the development of infrastructure for “cold storage, food testing labs, incubation centers, standard designed factories, pre-cooling chambers and other modern technologies used by the industry.” Currently a bid is […]

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Millennium Challenge Account Compact

Although benefiting greatly from the Millennium Challenge Account Compact (MCA), a large amount of loan money was returned unused to the lending bank, and many farmer loans were not repaid in time. Major inhibitors to the success of the program targeting Ghanaian farmers were “willful negligence,” bad weather conditions, pest infestation, and lack of value chain […]

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MCA Pumps $208.8m into Agric

The President of Ghana inaugurated the Tetteh Quashie Interchange-Mallam Junction Motorway extension to enhance transportation in and around the Accra Metropolis. This development was made with assistance from the US Ambassador to Ghana, and marks the last of US support under the Millennium Challenge Account, which is an initiative to tackle poverty in developing countries. The road […]

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