An empowered woman is a productive woman. In Africa, women play a large role in agriculture, with female labour in Tanzania’s sector pegged at slightly above 50%. Women in the southern corridor of Tanzania, like their counterparts across the globe, continue to face challenges in accessing tools and inputs for production and critically access [...]
The Southern Africa Grain Network (SAGNET): Promoting a coherent grain trade environment for prosperity
Well-functioning grain value chains, operating with a stable policy environment, are essential for food security and livelihood creation in the greater East & Southern Africa regions. On average, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) produces 29 million tons of maize annually. However, recent adverse weather conditions - including the most severe drought since the [...]
The Southern African Grain Network (SAGNET) lends its support to SADC governments to help them develop vibrant grain trade environments.
The SADC region has great food production potential with the capacity to feed itself. Governments need to work closely with the private sector to address common challenges affecting the grain value chain and ensure smallholder farmers and consumers benefit from the structuring trade. Ad hoc and restrictive agri-trade policies affect agricultural productivity. Optimal agricultural [...]
In the month of March, FoodTrade ESA Programme joins the world in celebrating International Women's Day - Miles in women empowerment. Established to commemorate the movement for women's rights, the day is an important platform to advocate for a gender inclusive approach to social, economic and political development. It is also an important occasion to [...]
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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 [...]