Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mobile network operators have much to gain from agriculture

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
Ghana’s six mobile network operators have been slow to take advantage of agricultural value chains in the provision of mobile services. Visit Ghana and ask for the phone number of any ordinary…

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Agric business essential for employment creation in Africa, IHAV Foundation to the rescue!

It is no longer news that Africa has a young population (About 70% of people in Africa are below the age of 30), sadly though young people are not interested in Agriculture or Agric business. What is the future of … Continue reading

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African Fried Chicken?

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
Lackluster youth involvement means entrepreneurship opportunities are going to waste. It is no secret that many western or foreign businesses have found fertile grounds for profit-making in African countries. Africans are usually…

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Who will take the place of the aging African farmer?

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
Boys from Bwake school, Kenya, preparing for their future life as farmers. There are more young people in the African population than ever before. In fact, approximately 70 percent of the over…

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Just improving farm yield is not enough to lift families and communities out of poverty

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Beyond the farm: promoting agribusiness as a way out of poverty Just improving farm yield is not enough to lift families and communities out of poverty – we also need to change the…

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Food loss and waste: a threat to sustainability

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
“Almost 1.2 billion people are going hungry in the world; a third of those are in Africa and sadly a lot of those are actually farmers themselves.” Those were the portentous words…

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Promoting organic agriculture to attract youth into agriculture

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
Harvesting water hyacinth in Lake Nokoué (Benin): abundantly available, and a good source as an organic fertilizer With up to 9.3 billion people to feed in 2050 in the world, it becomes…

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Africa CAN and WILL feed itself

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
In a little bit more than 24 hours, I will have the privilege of being part of and experiencing the buzz of the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6) organized by the…

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Why youth voices must feature prominently in Africa Agriculture Science Week

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
The priorities of youth farmers in rural areas should be clearly articulated at this year’s AASW A lot has been said about youth in Africa and there are still ongoing debates stressing…

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The “BuZZ”

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
Building your network over lunch! Meet an angel investor! Make a great impression for a business incubator! Last week was a post on The Three on Top –  some of latest technologies in agriculture. As…

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