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A global perspective on agribusiness
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12 June 2019

SMART TECH & INNOVATION

Renewable technology confronts food waste

Mobile refrigerated units powered using solar energy are providing Kenyan farmers with an opportunity to preserve their produce at a convenient time and place.

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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

Zimbabwe commercialises its indigenous crops

A specialised research organisation in Zimbabwe is identifying and developing locally available and underutilised plant species into marketable products.

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PUBLICATIONS

Digitalisation: an important lever for agricultural transformation

CTA’s 2018 annual report outlines their landmark projects supporting digitalisation to drive productivity, performance and innovation in African agriculture.

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OPINION

With the dual challenge of population growth and climate change, is it possible to intensify agriculture sustainably?




Overturning the myth of a dichotomy between ‘intensification-sustainability’
Festus Akinnifesi, FAO


Realising the System of Rice Intensification’s potential
Professor Norman Uphoff, Cornell University


Feeding the masses in an era of climate change
Pendo Maro, Intra-ACP GCCA Programme


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SPORE N° 193 | June - August 2019

Opportunities in Agriculture: Stemming youth migration


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