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Rwanda rolls out project to establish inclusive seed systems

Rwanda rolls out project to establish inclusive seed systems An initiative involving national and international organisations, farmers, public and private actors, NGOs, and civil society will lay the groundwork for inclusive seed systems in Rwanda. The International Seed Federation (ISF) and non-profit organisation Fair Planet signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week to partner on …

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Transformation and diversity critical for SA’s agriculture

Transformation and diversity critical for SA’s agriculture    Transformation, diversity, food security, job creation and sustainability, have been key focus areas in discussions this week at Nampo about the future of South Africa’s agriculture sector. Nampo is Africa’s largest agricultural show and one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in the southern hemisphere.   The agricultural …

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Agriculture gets a USD150-million boost

Agriculture gets a USD150-million boost The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a USD150-million facility to ETC Group to address the company’s working capital requirements and support its food production expansion plans across 10 countries in Africa, in a boost for smallholder farmers. The investment will take the form of …

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