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Satellite weather indexing provides insurance for rural African farmers

November 10, 2016 • Digital FarmingComments (0)

Agriculture is the backbone of African economies. Yet crop diseases and bad weather make farmers highly susceptible to losses and hunger. Still, according to The World Bank, only 6% of farmers in Africa have any form of agricultural insurance. This is perhaps not surprising when you consider that according to a 2012 report PDF Africa …

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Lungu To Diversify Zambian Economy, Focus On Agriculture

September 20, 2016 • Digital FarmingComments (0)

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu, has decided to diversify the nation’s economy by focusing on unlocking the agriculture potentials of tropical Zambia, while reducing its dependence on copper mining. The president expressed this after being sworn in for

Team Agrinnova emerge winner of AgriHack West Africa in Ibadan

August 8, 2016 • Digital FarmingComments (0)

Team Agrinnova has emerged winner of the just concluded fish farming AgriHack West Africa hackaton hosted by Wennovation Hub Ibadan. Five teams were selected to participate in the competition that lasted for five days at the Wennovation hub Ibadan. The

Liberia: Simple answers to a wickedly hard question on agriculture

June 16, 2016 • Digital FarmingComments (0)

We traveled several hours by car to get to Ganta, Liberia’s second largest city after its capital of Monrovia. With its green rolling landscape and clustered family homes, Ganta boasts a population of about 40,000, and is just minutes from the border with

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Ghana To Benefit From African Cassava Agronomy Initiative

January 28, 2016 • Digital FarmingComments (0)

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project seeks to improve the livelihoods and incomes of cassava farmers in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo through research and implementing best-bet agronomic practices. The