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‘Open data can identify new opportunities to farm more sustainably’

GODAN Open Data ScientistIn light of Prof Sir Ian Boyd’s urge for half of the UK farmland to be given to nature, Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), commented that a fine balance is needed to harbour agricultural and environmental growth

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Commercialising small-scale farming for 300,000 Malawians

Africa farming FlickrAround 300,000 highly vulnerable Malawian families will benefit from a new US$125.4mn programme that aims to increase their productivity and strengthen their market access

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Scarab Solutions to help Kenyan rose farms combat False Codling Moth

Kenyan roseScarab Solutions, the crop pest and disease mapping experts, has announced consultation, knowledge and mapping solutions designed to help Kenyan rose growers address this severe threat and reduce the likelihood of 100 per cent import inspections from the Dutch National Plant Protection Organisation and the EU by 2021

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AfDB approves US$60mn loan to support Sudan’s agricultural expansion

Sudan Af 20 decThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$60mn loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme

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FAO, AUDA-NEPAD seek increased support for implementation of Malabo Declaration

FAO AF 19 DecFAO and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) have organised a three-day consultation on the Smart Policy Instruments to support the implementation of the comprehensive Africa agriculture development programme (CAADP)

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