African Farming weekly digest - 17th July - 21st July

CIAT Flickr for AF 307Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Farming, from 17th July - 21st July 2017

Poor rainfall worsens hunger in east Africa: FAO

In an alert released on 14 July 2017, FAO stated that poor rainfall across the east African countries worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead. Click here to read the full story.

Fruit producers and exporters form AFRUIBANA to champion interest in international trade

Fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana have officially launched AFRUIBANA, an association that will allow fruit producers on the continent to combine their efforts with a view to having their voices heard better in international trade. Click here to read the full story.

SACAU Young Agripreneurs Forum gets hands-on training at AGCO Future Farm

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, welcomed delegates from 11 countries attending the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions’ (SACAU) Young Agripreneurs Forum to its Future Farm in Zambia for an in-depth three-day programme covering farm mechanisation and the business of agriculture. Click here to read the full story.

IFC, WFP collaborate to finance smallholder farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are collaborating with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to launch smallholder farmer financing programs aimed at improving food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania. Click here to read the full story.

Microinsurance to help Ethiopian farmers protect against drought

Farm Africa is piloting the use of microinsurance to help pastoralists in the Ethiopian lowlands protect their livestock. Click here to read the full story.

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