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Archive | December 7, 2012

Webinar | Introducing USAID’s Agricultural Lending Toolkit

USAID has developed a toolkit that will help enhance the capacity of commercial banks and other financial institutions to finance agriculture.?It provides guidance on exploring market potential and helps lenders put in place the products, marketing, underwriting, and risk management systems needed to succeed.?Lawrence Camp, Division Chief with USAID?s Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Division […]

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Modern methods of agriculture can help transform Africa?s development

In many African countries, food security remains a great concern. To increase food production, several factors need to be considered. One, we must focus on agriculture as a business. Agriculture shouldn?t be taken as a mere occupation. Secondly, we must improve the quality of our agriculture by increasing value addition so that the sector attracts […]

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Tanzania: Bilal Calls for Protection of Farmers

The Vice-President, Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal, underscored the importance of micro insurance in addressing mass poverty, saying people in the low-income bracket need protection. Officiating at the 8th International Micro insurance Conference in Dar es Salaam, Dr Bilal called for adoption of strategies designed to protect millions of smallholder farmers in rural areas from adverse […]

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