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A global perspective on agribusiness
and agricultural development
7 August 2019

TRENDS

Small-scale farmers gain policymaking clout

ACP farmers’ concerns are being more effectively addressed as they become better organised and hence, increasingly involved in shaping agricultural policies.

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TRADE

Opportunities for women in Africa’s free trade area

New initiatives are emerging to empower women to take advantage of increased border trade and reduced tariffs under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

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AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

Groundnut production boosts farmer profits

Greater access to improved groundnut seed in Zambia and training in crop management is increasing smallholder productivity in the face of diminishing cotton prices.

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

Reducing water to raise rice yields

After enduring recurring spells of drought, floods and poor harvests, Tanzanian farmers are taking up climate-smart skills to bolster farming efficiency.

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SPORE N° 193 | June - August 2019

Opportunities in Agriculture: Stemming youth migration


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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.