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 [...]
New rice hybrids set to hit the Kenyan market - An article by the People Daily on the Afritec Seeds Ltd, one of the grantees supported through the FoodTrade ESA Programme. Read more here..
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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 [...]
FoodTrade ESA Bi-weekly Newsletter - Wed. 14th Sept. 2016
Zinduka Women Group is located in South-West Mbeya Rural District, Mshewe ward, in Tanzania. It was registered in 2011 with the support from the Mbeya District Council, who provided initial trainings in agricultural production. The group comprises 30 members who are mentoring 20 other female youth (Zinduka Youth Group) with the purpose of grooming them [...]
Improved storage providing flexibility to farmers and private sector off-takers; benefits of participating in the GSoko system
Partners within the GSoko system are already realising early benefits from aggregation and warehouse certification. NAFICS Grain Trading Ltd. (Nafics) has been a member of the Eastern African Grain Council (EAGC) since its inception. We talked to the Head of Operations, Paul Musembi, to find out more about the early successes that the company is [...]