Monthly Archives: December 2017


December 2017

Creating market opportunities for bean farmers in Southern Tanzania

By | December 22nd, 2017|Our Blog, Our Stories|

Now in its fifth year, the UK government funded FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (FTESA) programme has disbursed 20 grants across nine African countries to the private sector and relevant institutions focused on building the capacity of smallholder farmers, storage, inputs, service markets, information & coordination mechanisms as well as policy regulation. Such interventions are [...]

Building effective staple food trading systems in the region

By | December 15th, 2017|Our Blog|

FoodTrade ESA’s Team Lead, Steve Orr, recently had an interview with The Exchange, a weekly newspaper in Tanzania, to shed light on the FoodTrade ESA programme and the importance of building more effective staple food trading systems in the East and Southern African region. Below are some highlights from the meeting.   Now in its [...]

Successful Hybrid Rice Demonstrations held in Mwea, Kenya

By | December 15th, 2017|Our Blog, Our Stories|

FoodTrade ESA grantee Afritec Seeds Ltd. is implementing a project that is taking hybrid rice technology from the research farms of Hybrids East Africa Ltd. and putting it into the hands of small farmers around Eastern Africa. Kenyan-based Afritec is working to improve access to pure, high quality clean seeds that will help farmers transition [...]