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News feature: The potential of hybrids in regional rice production

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 to benefit from the extra value created. The first round of hybrid testing showed that [...]

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FoodTrade ESA Monthly Newsletter

Read about regional updates in staple foods trade in this month's FoodTrade ESA¬†newsletter. http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=d9571f7cd004039c1435d63e1&id=6f452a3d91    

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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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