Strength in numbers – the power of the collective

Producer groups in Togo are successfully influencing government policy on Family Farming The old adage “there is strength in numbers” beautifully sums up why forest farmers and indigenous peoples should consider being part of a cooperative. As an individual, you can...

The need for bridging financial gap in The Agriculture sector

‘The state of the agri-SME sector – Bridging the financial gap,’ according to the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) program. The need for funding from roughly 220,000 agribusiness SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia is estimated...

Niger: AfDB approves funding for pastoral lands

The African Development Bank Group has approved a funding of $127.8 million to Niger to support farming and pastoral communities. The funds approved by the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday in Abidjan will be channeled to a project to...

AFEX Decries N2tr Funding Gap in Nigeria’s Agric Sector

*Seeks increased partnership among commodities market AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited has called for strengthened collaborations among stakeholders in the Nigerian commodities market, to address the over N2 trillion funding gap in the agriculture sector. The Chief...