CTA SPORE UPDATES

  • Home
  • CTA SPORE UPDATES

CTA SPORE UPDATES The magazine for agricultural and rural development in ACP countries

16/10/2017

HONEY EXPORTS TAKE OFF IN AFRICA.
The African beekeeping sector - via recent organization and modernisation initiatives - had created a favourable setting for honey exports while also partly meeting domestic demand. - Bénédicte Châtel. Details on Bee Products, on pages 36-37, Spore No 185.

16/10/2017

ROOT TUBERS : A POTENTIAL CASH COW IN THE CARIBBEAN.
Innovative regional stakeholders are beginning to unlock the potential if traditional Caribbean food crops - roots and tubers - through value-added farming production and agro-processing initiatives. - Natalie Dookie. Details, pages 34-35, Dpotr No 185.

16/10/2017

ZOONA-INNOVATIVE MOBILE FINANCE - Friday Phiri. Details on pages 30-32, Spore No 185

16/10/2017

MOBILE BASED PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN KENYA, TANZANIA AND MOZAMBIQUE - Bob Koigi. Details on pages 18-29, Spore No 185.

16/10/2017

AGRIBUSINESS: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICA.
Jean-Michel Serverino, president of Investisseurs & Partenaires impact fund and former director of French development agency, AFD, describes the success and challenges of agribusiness entrepreneurs in Africa. - Anne Guillaume-Gentil. See details of the interview with Jean-Michel Severino on pages 18-20, Spore No 185.

16/10/2017

SUPPORTING FISH FARMERS IN KENYA.
In Kenya, an online platform is connecting fish farmers with traders and service providers and updating them with best practice tips and market information. - Munyaradzi Makoni. See Spore 185, page 17 on Aquatips for details.

16/10/2017

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF A SEAFOOD DELICACY
Sea cucumber is becoming increasingly profitable in the Pacific, as fishing communities are helped to improve post-harvest processing and sustainably produce high-quality bêche-de-mer. A variety of initiatives led by the Pacific Community are boosting incomes from high-quality sea cucumber exports, whilst protecting against overexploitation. - Avneel Abhishay. See details on Sea Cucumber on pages 16-17, Sport No 185.

12/10/2017
SmartMoney | Better Money for a Better World

BROADENING THE APPEAL OF MOBILE MONEY:
Mobile network providers, agri-buyers and other private sector players are working to create simple payment channels and digitise payments to farmers. At the same time, private sector players are investing in education to help ensure that farmers buy into the concept of Mobile money. - Helen Castell. See details on DIGITAL PAYMENTS, Spore No 185, pages 22-26. For additional information, visit:
SmartMoney (https://tinyurl.com/mz9m2sq),
Read CTA publication: Mobile Payments: How Digital Finance is Transforming Agriculture (https://tinyurl.com/yaf9a5c2)

Studies show savings empowers individuals and communities. Across rural Africa, theft is prevalent and banks are practically non-existent. The lack of secure places to store cash increases vulnerability to theft and temptation to spend. This makes it difficult for rural people to save the money they...

12/10/2017
AGRI+ | SOS Faim Luxembourg

INTERVIEW.
Betty Wampfler: Agricultural finance for sustainable systems. Visit https://tinyurl.com/k9e7sqn

Mechanism for Financing Family Farming in Burkina Faso and Mali Designed and implemented by SOS Faim, the Agri+ scheme is an initiative to address the lack

12/10/2017
Digitizing Agricultural Value Chains

Embedding digital payments in a wider ecosystem.Visit https://tinyurl.com/ycpc5txc and https://tinyurl.com/y87agquu

In reality, agriculture value chains - the range of steps and related actors necessary for an agriculture product to move from the farm to the final customers - are often quite complex. Digitizing the processes around payments could make these value chains more efficient. There are clear benefits fo...

12/10/2017

CHEFS DRIVE DEMAND FOR LOCAL FOODS:
Chefs are working to promote healthy food and widen the market for local produce in an attempt to reduce rising cases on noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific. - Avneel Abhishay. Details on IMPROVING NUTRITION, Spore 185, page 15.

12/10/2017
NutritionKB

KNOWLEDGE BANK : Tackling malnutrition using mobiles. Visit https://tinyurl.com/kmy3qf8

Nutrition Knowledge Bank an open access website containing free to use Nutrition content

12/10/2017

A COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING NUTRITION.
Fast-cooking beans are saving time and money for low income families in Kenya and Uganda, whilst providing essential nutrients to improve household diets. - Munyaradzi Makoni and Sophie Reeve. See more on PRECOOKED BEANS, page 14 of Spore No 185.

12/10/2017

FRUIT FLY CONTROL IN KENYA.
A protein-based fruit fly bait to attract and kill the pests, is boosting incomes for fruit and vegetable farmers in Kenya. - James Karuga and Munyaradzi Makoni. Details on INNOVATIVE INTOXICANT, Spore No 185, page 13.

12/10/2017

HIGH-QUALITY SEED YAM PRODUCTION.
Seed yams are being mass produced by scientists in a rapid and affordable process, which avoids using soil and transferring disease. (Oluyinka Alawode and Stephanie Lynch). - See details on AEROPONICS, Spore 185, page 12

09/10/2017
NDC Explorer

Online tool - NDC Explorer. Visit https://tinyurl.com/lnvux5y

TAnalyse and compare Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) via an interactive world map created in cooperation with UNFCCC Secretariat. Start exploring >>

09/10/2017

INCREASING AGRICULTURE'S CLIMATIC RESILIENCE.
Innovative initiatives are increasing agricultural resilience to unpredictable weather by enabling farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change.- Stephanie Lynch. See details on Climate Change, Spore 185, page 11.

09/10/2017

TURNING A PROFIT FROM HUMAN WASTE:
Irrigation systems channelling waste water and organic fertilizer produced from human waste are boosting harvests for African farmers. - Elias Ntungwe Ngalame and Olivia Frost. Details, see Recycling on page 10 of Spore No 185.

09/10/2017

STRENGTHENING LINKS WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR:
Smallholders in Ghana are building mutually beneficial business relationshipa with the private sector to enhance their access to high-end markets. - Stephanie Lynch
See details on Increased Competitiveness, Spore No. 185, page 9.

09/10/2017

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO PREMIUM VANILLA:
A social enterprise is linking smallholder farmers in Tanzania to the International organic vanilla market to realise sustainable livelihoods. - Sophie Reeve. See details on Adding Value, Spore 185, pages 8-9.

09/10/2017

A SMART FARMING APPROACH:
Precision agriculture promises better returns to investment and improved livelihoods for farmers around the world. One of the biggest changes in agriculture in our lifetimes, it is spreading to developing countries, where smart farming technologies, including data collected from satellites and drones, are set to finetune the way farmers grow their crops. - Wendy Levy. See details on Precision Agriculture, Spore No 185, pages 4-7.

09/10/2017

MODERNISING AGRICULTURE FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE:
Technology is helping prove to young people that agriculture has a future in the modern world and attracting them to work in the sector. ...Mobile banking has vastly improved access to finance in rural areas, as highlighted by the Dossier Analysis and Field Reports.... These and more are the views of Michael Hailu, director - CTA. Read more on Editorial page 3, Spore No 185.

23/09/2017

How has agriculture been in the Caribbean countries in recent times? Find out for yourself in CTA SPORE UPDATES!

27/06/2017

FARMING SYSTEMS -
DIVERSITY AND ADAPTABILITY ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY.:
Three recent publications examine pathways to sustainable, productive farming, including agroecology in Africa and examples from our global agricultural heritage. Mike Davison. page 42, spore 184

27/06/2017
www.fao.org

SPORE ECONOMY. Features:
~Value chains - Cold chains: strengthening the weak link. pg. 34 - Anne Perrin.
https://tinyurl.com/kkn52e6 ;
https://tinyurl.com/h57wqea ;
https://tinyurl.com/z5dzzat.
~Trade - Pacific: organic on the horizon. page 36. -Magali Reinert.
https://tinyurl.com/hybrq9k.
~Business - Caribbean cocoa: from bean to bar. page 38. - Natalie Dookie
https://tinyurl.com/zpts75v.
~Finance - Risk sharing: a tough target for 2017. page 39. - Helen Castell.
CTA Spore no. 184.

27/06/2017
EDC – Enhancing Development through Cooperatives

SPORE DOSSIER -
NEW GENERATION COOPERATIVES: A MORE AGRIBUSINESS APPROACH.
FEATURES:
~Farmers work together for a better future -Wendy Levy (page 22 -26);
~ Interview with Kristen Schach Miller: "Integrating farmer groups into structured trade" - page 27. - Charles Mkoka;
~Oil palm: A profitable business for Ugandan farmers - pages 28 -29. -Peter Wamboga-Mugirya and Dr Nicola Francesconi.
Visit: www.edc.cta.int ;
~Madagascar Cocoa - strength in unity - pages 30 -32. - Many Andriatiana.
Details in spore no. 184.

The “MUIIS Cooperative Platform” aims to gather about 150 leaders and managers of agricultural cooperatives (coops) and farmer organisations (FOs) targeted by the MUIIS project, for a 5-day event at NARO-Kawanda.

27/06/2017

REETA ROY
YOUTH - THE DRIVING FORCE FOR AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA:
Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, highlights the work of the organization's second Young Africa Works Summit. - Sussana Cartmell-Thorp.
Details, pages 18 -20, spore 184.

27/06/2017

ATTRACTING FISH - REHABILITATING SOMALIA'S FISHERY SECTOR:
Fish aggregating devices along the coast of Somalia are enhancing the incomes of local fishers by attracting offshore sustainable fish stocks. - Munyaradzi Makoni. page 17, spore 184.
>For more information, visit:
https://tinyurl.com/m8phn88

27/06/2017

FOOD WASTE - TOMATO CHOCOLATES: A TALKING POINT FOR HUNGER.
A chocolate made with dried tomatoes from Nigeria was handed outbat the 2017 World Economic Forum to raise aeareness of hunger and encourage people to think about ways to use 'wasted' food and generate additional revenue streams for young farmers. See details on page 15 of spore no. 184.

27/06/2017

MILK SAFETY - INCREASING QUALITY AND CONSUMPTION IN RWANDA:
A dairy sector competitiveness programme in Rwanda has instituted a dual-pronged approach to provide regulatory support for safe high quality products and demand for milk and milk products in Rwanda has been increasing.- Sophie Reeve. Details , page 14, spore no. 184.

27/06/2017

RICE - KIREAN-AFRICAN BREEDING PARTNERSHIP:
The Africa Rice Center (Africa Rice) and the Republic of Korea are producing Tongil-type, stress-tolerant rice varieties to increase production across Africa. - Busani Bafana. See page 13, spore no. 184 for details.

27/06/2017

INSECTS - NUTRIENT RICH FISH AND POULTRY FEED:
Researchers in Eastern Africa have identified insect species for use in fish and poultry feed which are nutritionally superior to fishmeal. Using accessible techniques, insects can be sustainably mass reared, providing a unique opportunity for the economic empowerment of youth and women. - Sophie Reeve. Details, page12, spore no. 184.

27/06/2017

CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE.
BAMBOO GREENHOUSES RISE IN POPULARITY:
Bamboo is being used as a sustainable alternative for building affordable greenhouses in Nigeria and demand is rising. - Oluyinka Alawode. Details, page 11, spore no. 184.

27/06/2017

WATER HYACINTH - AN ENVIRONMENTAL OPPORTUNITY:
Benin is harnessing one of the world's most invasive plant species (Water hyacinth) as a viable resource. - Claude Biao. Details, spire 184, page 10.

Address


Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when CTA SPORE UPDATES posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Shortcuts

  • Address
  • Alerts
  • Claim ownership or report listing
  • Want your business to be the top-listed Media Company?

Share