East Africa Report - Marketing of Kenyan Coffee
Sugar Industry COMESA Safeguards Expire
H.E. Patrick I. Gomes, Ambassador of Guyana to the EU, speaks about the EU's decision to phase out the sugar quotas for ACP sugar exporters by 2015 as part of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. (Video produced by the CTA Brussels Office)
COMESA, EAC, SADC regional free trade to begin in 2015
Highlights of the Eigth WTO Ministerial Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 - 17 December 2011. The conference approved the accession of Samoa, Montenegro and Russia. (via)
"Ghana currently spends over $1 billion on food imports, making it highly susceptible to price hikes. One way to prevent this, is to invest in local entrepreneurs like Janet Gyimah-Kessie. She has a large-scale cassava processing operation which not only increases local food production, but also creates employment and a market for other local cassava producers." (Source: IFADTV)
"A new rice variety is transforming agriculture that benefits hundreds of farmers, but mostly women. via "
"Maize farmers have expressed outrage at unconfirmed reports that the government is about to import 67,000 tonnes of maize yet it has stopped buying locally. The farmers are demanding the release of more funds to the national cereals and produce board to allow the Purchase of local grain. Agriculture assistant minister Gideon Ndambuki and permanent secretary Romano Kiome assured farmers that the government has no plans to import maize. via
Opening Doors - Marketing Challenges in Africa (Trailer) via
'Preview of 'Managing Agricultural Commercialization for Inclusive Growth'
It is one of the five projects undertaken by Agricultural Policy Outreach - a GDN Global Research Project, supporting Policy Research to inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
For more information, please visit: http://www.agripolicyoutreach.org
How do you transform agriculture in a country like Nigeria? A USAID project is showing the way with a pioneering, private sector approach that's produced dramatic results.
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is working with the Tanzania Cotton Board to transform the country's cotton & textile sector. We are promoting a contract farming model to ensure farmers can access the inputs they need to raise yields. This video was broadcast on a variety of channels across Tanzania in both English and Swahili to inform farmers of the benefits of the model and encourage their participation. Find out more at