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African Agribusiness Can Grow To $1 Trillion by 2030 – World Bank 

"African agribusiness sector worth about $313 billion currently and providing for more than 70 percent of the jobs on the continent could triple in value by 2030 to become a $1 trillion market that will lift millions out of poverty, a World Bank report, Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness, says."

See more at: http://afkinsider.com/51658/african-agribusiness-can-grow-1-trillion-2030-world-bank/

#Africa #agriculture #economy #development #poverty #jobs

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Open Source Ag School #MOOC http://worldmentoringacademy.com/index.php?ctg=lesson_info&courses_ID=212
With the USDA extension programs introduction & Adaption of No-Till cultivation, Prescribed Grazing & change farming from Monoculture to Polyculture, we might someday be less reliant on petroleum based fertilizers, insecticide, herbicides & conserve water. 
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In this week's #ScriptoftheWeek: Grow food cheaply by the roadside

Our script of the week gives some instructions on growing crops on the roadside and rights-of-way. It includes sections on how to protect crops from theft, how to get water for your roadside or right-of-way crops, and how to protect your crops from airborne lead.

Learn more: http://weekly.farmradio.org/topic/frw-issues/dcfrn-script-of-the-week/

#radio   #resources   #agriculture   #farrming   #Africa  
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In this week's issue of #FarmRadioWeekly, we bring you stories from Zimbabwe on sweet potatoes, from Ghana on the benefits of co-operative savings schemes and from Liberia about an outbreak of Ebola.

You'll find these articles and more here: http://weekly.farmradio.org/topic/issue-283/

#Africa #radio #farming #farmers #agriculture #Zimbabwe #Ghana #Liberia #SweetPotatoes #coop #Ebola
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#FarmRadioWeekly : Changing things for the better.

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#climatechange   #tanzania   #maasai   #pastoralist  
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Family farming is the backbone of Africa

The FAO and AMARC have released four audio interviews in English on the topic of family farming in Africa.

"In sub-Saharan Africa, almost 239 million people face serious consequences related to food security and nutrition. Family farming is an effective model that can provide solutions to overcome this challenge." 

Listen here: http://www.fao.org/family-farming-2014/news/highlights/details-press-room/en/c/218469/

#IYFF14 #FamilyFarming #Africa #audio #farming #agriculture
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In this week's issue of #FarmRadioWeekly, we bring you three stories from our correspondents in Africa: farmers adopting improved varieties of traditional crops in Kenya, Rwandan women digging up their flower beds to grow vegetables for their families, and Zimbabwean small-scale farmers discovering the benefits of crop and livestock insurance.

In honour of World Health Day 2014, our resource section includes links to information which you can use to highlight the damage done to your communities by disease-carrying organisms.

Read more here: http://weekly.farmradio.org/topic/issue-284/

#Africa #radio #farming #farmers #agriculture #Kenya #Rwanda #Zimbabwe #crops #livestock #WorldHealthDay #resources #health
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Pleased to have our work highlighted in this article in Rural 21: "Modern ICTs and rural extension: Have we reached the tipping point?" by Judith Francis and Benjamin Kwasi Addom of theTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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"The outreach of the traditional media, such as radio, in communicating with vast rural audiences has been enhanced with new ICTs. Farm Radio International (FRI) has been integrating mobile technologies with radio to provide interactive, 2-way, and participatory radio programmes for rural communities."

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/rural21

#radio #ICT #inthenews #farming #agriculture #ExtensionServices #knowledge #rural #Africa
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Farm Radio International is a Canadian charity working with over 400 radio broadcasters in 38 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity.