Month: November 2014

Six Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Part 3 – Increasing Farmer Profits

Three out of four people who make less than $1.25/day live where farming is the livelihood. In these locations, overcoming poverty is inseparably linked to agriculture. Smallholder families can improve their incomes by selling their produce in competitive markets. Comprehensive market development approaches, including creating public-private partnerships (PPPs), are making this possible. In the agriculture sector, one PPP model guarantees…

Cassava: Exciting New Markets for Farmers in Rwanda

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Contact: Rieke Weel (+25 (0) 788384555, rweel@ifdc.org, @CATALIST_2) Kigali, Rwanda – The Kinazi Cassava Plant (KCP), Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO) and IFDC Rwanda are proud to announce their intended partnership, aiming to develop new markets for farmers and strengthening the cassava value chain in Rwanda. The Kinazi Cassava…

Six Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle: Part 2 – Climate Change

Climate change influences every aspect of life on Earth. The world’s 500 million smallholder farms are expected to experience its harshest effects. Already, climate change affects food security. In the coming years, African and South Asian farmers will experience an 8 percent yield decrease in major food crops. Farmers and development organizations must respond with new approaches and commit to…

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle – Climate Change

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In the coming years, African and South Asian farmers will experience an 8 percent yield decrease in major food crops. Farmers and development organizations must respond with new approaches and commit to collaborative action.

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle – Increasing Farmer Profits

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Three out of four people who make less than $1.25/day live where farming is the livelihood. In these locations, overcoming poverty is inseparably linked to agriculture. Find out how agricultural innovation can help.

Pieces of the Innovation Puzzle – Population Growth

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There will be 9.6 billion of us by 2050. While farmers are growing 17 percent more food per person than 30 years ago, farmland is decreasing. Within the next 30 years, farmers will need to grow 60 percent more food because of our growing population. The bottom line is that more people means more food. Agricultural innovation can help.

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