Investing in Young People is Key to Future Prosperity, UN Agency Head to Tell Senegal’s President

From IFAD Investing in agriculture and farming technologies will help to change the perception that young people have of farming, making it an appealing career choice that also contributes to the long-term development of rural communities, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will tell Senegalese leaders when visiting the

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IFAD project in Swaziland helps farmers combat drought and boost food security

From IFAD The Kingdom of Swaziland and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Smallholder Market-led Project (SMLP), an initiative that will improve food and nutrition security and increase the incomes of 10,900 households, in particular smallholder farmers living in Lubombo and Shiselweni regions where the

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Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

From The World Bank Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are

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Agriculture Opens New Doors for Young Jamaicans

Kingston – Some 650 young and jobless women and men in four impoverished areas of Jamaica have received training in cultivation and food production skills to boost their job opportunities in local farming and agro-industries. Through a three-year programme started in January 2010 by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the young

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