How digital is solving 3 problems in agriculture

A Kenyan farmer sends a text message to enquire about the latest maize prices from her maize fields in Thigio. Image: REUTERS/Antony Njuguna The minute she sold her macadamias to a nut processor last summer, Kenyan farmer Joyce Kaguru’s phone vibrated with an alert. Picking it up, she saw an SMS receipt showing the price and...

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Reshaping the world’s food systems

Jan 23, 16 Reshaping the world’s food systems

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

This week, global leaders and influencers are converging at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos to exchange ideas, shape global agendas, and take steps to solving the world’s most challenging and imminent problems. Deloitte Global has been collaborating with the Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture team to focus on the...

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El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries

WHO and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño. El Niño is a warming of the central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean which affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the world but most intensely in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific,...

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GFFA 2016 Highlights Agriculture and Food Security for SDGs, Climate

Jan 21, 16 GFFA 2016 Highlights Agriculture and Food Security for SDGs, Climate

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

The 2016 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) resulted in a Communiqué from the agriculture ministers of 65 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The ministers call for ensuring food security for cities and rural areas through: sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture; efficient, reliable supply...

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WFP Boosts Food Security By Connecting Smallholder Farmers To Global Markets

Jan 21, 16 WFP Boosts Food Security By Connecting Smallholder Farmers To Global Markets

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced an important agreement which is the next step towards unlocking opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Together with a consortium of leading public and private sector organizations, the Patient Procurement Platform (PPP) will make it possible for...

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