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

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

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Commercialising the beans value chain; early benefits realised by women in the value chain

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 to take on agriculture as a business. The group started engaging in several value chains [...]

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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 experiencing, as well as the benefits of leveraging the GSoko system As a GSoko certified [...]

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

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 Pee Tanzania Ltd. to produce and sell PICS packaging. Post-harvest crop losses continue to affect [...]

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FoodTrade’s Efforts on lifting Trade ban of Staple foods in the region

FoodTrade ESA has facilitated two public-private dialogues, one where parliamentarians from the region were invited to discuss the effects of trade bans for staple foods. The meetings were held in collaboration with COMESA and the Zambian Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. The Zambian government lifted the export ban on Maize a few months after the meeting, while other governments in the region have desisted from implementing such measures in the [...]

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