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African Farming Must Plot Its Own Course

By Wandile Sihlobo, 01 FEBRUARY 2018. This aritcle was orignally posted on BusinessDay. Last week, I came across an interesting article by US agricultural economist Jayson Lusk, highlighting the disruptive trends in food and agriculture. Lusk identified six key trends on the horizon, the two most notable being blockchain the technology that facilitates bitcoin trades

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Zambia Tries New Way to Beat Drought: Solar Grain Mills

Voice of America, January 17, 2017 LUSAKA — For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14). Across Zambia, drought that swept across the

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ReNAPRI Special Feature in OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

ReNAPRI is collaborating with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to provide a special “African Chapter” in the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, is a collaborative effort of the two institutions that brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise

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ReNAPRI-FOODTRADE ESA Sign 2 Year Partnership Agreement

ReNAPRI is pleased to announce that it has finalized a 2 year partnership agreement with FoodTrade East and Southern Africa. FoodTrade ESA is a 5 year trade enhancement and promotion programme, with a focus on staple food crops making it a strategic and highly relevant partner for ReNAPRI. Funded by the UK Government, FoodTrade ESA

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