Covid19

High level virtual dialogue – Feeding Africa: Leadership to Scale up Successful Innovation

The Africa Development Bank (AfDB), IFAD, African Union, CGIAR and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa will convene a dialogue on, “Feeding Africa: leadership to scale up successful innovation” which aims to bring all stakeholders together to deliberate on effective ways of strengthening the food system which was worsened by the covid 19 pandemic, locust invasion in East and Southern Africa and the existing impact of climate change. This high-level dialogue will identify ways to expand activities, financing and partnerships...

Digital Agriculture and the Rural Poor: Challenges and Opportunities in delivering Results

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) will convene a webinar on digital agriculture and the rural poor. The aim of the webinar is to share progress and highlight key challenges and opportunities in the implementation of digital agricultural advisory services for smallholder farmers in Kenya, Pakistan and Nigeria.  One notable impact of the covid 19 pandemic is the rapid adoption of digital technologies which have revolutionized ways in which poor farmers receive and...

AFRACA Holds its 21st General Assembly

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) convened its 21st General Assembly virtually from 24th-25th February 2021. The Assembly brought together all AFRACA member institutions to usher in a new leadership and discuss the strategic direction of the Association in the next phase of its operations (2021-2025). The first session, titled ‘Are we on track towards COVID-19 Recovery?’, identified best practices and innovations among member institutions as they have sought to cope with the prolonged effects of the pandemic. Growing...

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