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June 2016

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 [...]

October 2015

The 2nd Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholder Conference, Maputo Mozambique

By | October 28th, 2015|News|

FoodTrade ESA partner, Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) held their 2nd Annual stakeholder conference in Maputo, Mozambique from 27 to 28th October 2015. This conference thematic topic was “Anticipating the Future of Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa: Outlook for Maize, Wheat, Rice and Sugar.” ReNAPRI is an African-led, African-driven regionally coordinated [...]

FoodTrade ESA signs Grant agreement with Eastern Africa Grain Council for G-SOKO Phase II

By | October 21st, 2015|News|

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), and the DFID funded FoodTrade East and Southern Africa Project (FoodTrade ESA), signed a grant agreement of 2,947,509 GBP (about US$ 4.4 million) for Phase II of the project on ‘Development of a Structured Grain Trade Systems East Africa’, at the Southern Sun Hotel, last Friday, 16th October, 2015. [...]

The 6th African Grain Trade summit

By | October 19th, 2015|News|

The 6th African Grain Trade summit organised by the Eastern Africa Grain Council commenced on the 1st of October, 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda. FoodTrade East and Southern Africa  attended the three day summit in its capacity as a key sponsor. This Summit gathered stakeholders across the grain value chain in Africa for discussions on issues [...]

September 2015

FoodTrade ESA and Kilimo Trust sign a Grant Contract for US$ 2 million

By | September 22nd, 2015|News|

The UKAID funded programme ‘FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (ESA)’ implemented through DAI, signed a grant contract with the independent organisation ‘Kilimo Trust’ for the amount of £ 1.3 million (US$ 2 million) on 18 September 2015. This signing took place at the FoodTrade ESA main offices in Dar es Salaam. FoodTrade ESA has engaged [...]

EAGC in collaboration with FoodTrade ESA hold a Soy Stakeholder Meeting in Dar es salaam

By | September 21st, 2015|News|

FoodTrade ESA in conjunction with the East African Grain Council (EAGC) convened a group of Soy stakeholders from various private and public sector met on Thursday 17 September 2015 at the Holiday Inn Dar es salaam to deliberate on the key policy and regulatory issues constraining the growth on the Soy industry in Tanzania. The [...]

August 2015

Kaderes Peasants Development PLC, Warehouse for the Poor (W4P) Project

By | August 18th, 2015|News|

Through FoodTrade ESA support, Kaderes Peasants Development PLC has managed to start a Warehouse for the Poor (W4P) project in Karagwe Kagera, Tanzania. This project like its name will deal with construction of warehouses for the poor in Karagwe. More than 130 youths of Karagwe are benefiting from the construction of the warehouses on a daily basis. [...]

Online Trade Platform to benefit Regional Farmers Launched

By | August 18th, 2015|News|

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) with support from the UK Government project FoodTrade ESA and through partnership with various industry stakeholders has officially launched a private sector-driven, market platform that will link buyers and sellers in staple foods trade in Eastern Africa. The new G-Soko Platform will bring structure and consistency to trade in grains. [...]

June 2015

East African Farmers to Benefit from Improved Hybrid Rice Seeds

By | June 2nd, 2015|News|

East African smallholder farmers in Kenya and Tanzania will sow hybrid rice seeds on their farms this planting season, thanks to the FoodTrade East and Southern Africa’s investment in Afritec Seed Company Limited. This is the first time these farmers will plant hybrid rice seed. In a region believed to have high potential for rice [...]

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