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March 2017

FoodTrade ESA Monthly Newsletter February 2017.

By | March 7th, 2017|News, Our Stories|

Read about the regional updates in staple food trade in this month’s FoodTrade ESA monthly  newsletter here   .

October 2016

FoodTrade Bi-weekly newsletter

By | October 17th, 2016|News, Our Stories|

Read about regional updates in staple food trade in this month’s FoodTrade ESA Bi-weekly newsletter. https://us7.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=1358649  

News feature: The potential of hybrids in regional rice production

By | October 4th, 2016|News, Our Blog, Our Stories|

Afritec Seeds Limited received a £500,000 grant from the UK Government, through the FoodTrade East & Southern Africa programme, to implement a project that will improve smallholder farmer incomes through improved rice varieties & hybrids. The company is working to put hybrid rice technology into the hands of small farmers around Eastern Africa, allowing them [...]

FoodTrade ESA Monthly Newsletter

By | October 3rd, 2016|News, Our Blog, Our Stories|

Read about regional updates in staple foods trade in this month's FoodTrade ESA newsletter. http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=d9571f7cd004039c1435d63e1&id=6f452a3d91    

September 2016

FoodTrade ESA Bi-weekly Newsletter – Wed. 14th Sept. 2016

By | September 21st, 2016|News, Our Stories|

FoodTrade ESA Bi-weekly Newsletter - Wed. 14th Sept. 2016

July 2016

The Eastern African Grain Council and FoodTrade East & Southern Africa Launch the G-Soko Grain Trade Business Directory

By | July 21st, 2016|Announcements, News, Press Releases|

Regional business directory unveiled at Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agricultural Trade Policy meeting.   Nairobi, Kenya, 21st July 2016. The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in partnership with UK-funded FoodTrade East & Southern Africa (FoodTrade ESA) launched the G-Soko Grain Trade Business Directory on the sidelines of the fourteenth session of the United Nations [...]

June 2016

FoodTrade ESA and YAPASA host Public-Private policy dialogue on the soybean value chain in Zambia

By | June 30th, 2016|Announcements, News|

Soybean is one of the world’s most important and traded oilseed, and is highly valued in its processed form as a source of edible oil, as well as a high quality protein for animal feed in the poultry and pig industries. There is a growing market for human consumption of processed soybean in forms such [...]

Official Launch of FoodTrade ESA Project: Linking smallholder staple food surpluses to regional markets

By | June 21st, 2016|Announcements, News, Press Releases|

Tuesday 21 June, 2016. Today we are officially launching our new consortium project: Linking smallholders in Tanzania and Uganda with staple food surpluses to regional markets across East Africa. Markets have been one of the major challenges facing smallholder farmers in East Africa. In some cases when these farmers managed to access the markets their [...]

FoodTrade ESA grantee Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd. holds soft launch of PICS bags

By | June 20th, 2016|News, Our Blog, Our Stories|

FoodTrade East & Southern Africa (ESA) grantee, Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd., in partnership with Purdue University held a soft launch of PICS bags storage technology on Monday, 13th June in Dodoma. PICS bags provide a user-friendly alternative to reduce post-harvest losses. FoodTrade ESA provided a grant of GBP 500,000 to build the capacity of Pee [...]

November 2015

COMESA launches regional seed variety catalogue

By | November 16th, 2015|News|

COMESA has launched a regional seed variety catalogue aimed at helping farmers’ access to improved and different types of seeds from Member States through simplified customs procedures. This is expected to help the region increase its food production and reduce levels of poverty. Acting Secretary General, Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget described the seed variety catalogue as [...]