EU funds to promote climate-smart agriculture for smallholder farmers in Southern Africa

The European Union (EU) has availed a €1.5 million fund to help 140 000 smallholder farmers in Southern Africa adopt new innovations aimed at aiding the transition from traditional to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions. The fund will be disbursed through the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), a…

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Attracting investment – the challenge for Africa’s smallholder farmers

Farmers globally find it difficult to get access to investments, but for smallholder farmers on the African continent it is even more so. During the recent African Agri Investment Indaba, many speakers cited that factors adding to investors shying away from agriculture on the African continent include; policy and political…

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Banks will fund farmers who plan well

The opportunities were there for farmers to diversify and grow their businesses through funding, said Stanbic’s Head of Agribusiness in Zambia, Mr. Leon Kotze. However, farmers needed to be able to show they had the ability “to measure and monitor the life cycles of their various commodities and the various…

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Farmers need to understand the life cycles of their various crops and how it impact on their debt situation.

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