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August 2015

Regional Seed Market Systems

By | August 26th, 2015|Our Stories|

FoodTrade ESA is working with COMESA to facilitate the domestication of harmonised seed trade regulations in the region. So far, seven out of nine countries where FoodTrade is operating are on course to domesticate and implement these regulations by December 2015. FoodTrade is also supporting a regional variety release system for seed which will ensure [...]

Online Trade Platform to benefit Regional Farmers Launched

By | August 26th, 2015|Our Stories|

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. [...]

July 2015

East African Farmers to Benefit from Improved Hybrid Rice Seeds

By | July 23rd, 2015|Our Stories|

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 [...]