Farmcrowdy app allows ordinary Nigerians to fund farmers

Nigerians will now be able to fund small-scale farmers through a new app developed by Farmcrowdy. The Nigerian agricultural platform has added a new category for funding small-scale farming in Africa where Nigerians can sponsor agriculture. The funds generated will be used to secure land, plant crops and meet small-scale…

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Improved weather services to assist Ethiopian farmers

Ethiopian farmers have suffered severe harvest and livestock losses due to harsh rains and climate extremes. A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report released in August 2017 states that roughly 8.5 million Ethiopians required food aid in the second half of the year. According to the Thomas Reuters…

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New record expected for global coarse grain production

Global production of coarse grains is expected to reach a record of 1 359.7 million tons in 2017. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) indicates in its biannual food outlook report for global food markets that this is 13.4 million tons higher than last year. This growth is…

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AgDevCo partners with MozAgri to provide more markets for livestock farmers

AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) has partnered with Mozambican livestock company MozAgri to help smallholder farmers. Through the partnership, roughly 9 500 farmers will see an increase in productivity and income. MozAgri, established in 2009, supplies improved genetics and buys fully-grown goats from 6 000 local farmers across a wide…

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