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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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2017

FoodTrade ESA Monthly Newsletter – March 2017

By | May 8th, 2017|News, Our Stories|

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 [...]

FoodTrade ESA Monthly Newsletter – April 2017.

By | May 8th, 2017|News, Our Stories|

April’s newsletter edition highlights some of the outcome achievements already being realised in the implementation of the programme. Read more […]

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   .

December 2016

News Feature – New rice hybrids set to hit the Kenyan market

By | December 6th, 2016|Our Blog, Our Stories|

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..  

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