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Tanzania: Rice Farmers Lose Appeal Against Kapunga Project
20 April 2021
Tanzania

SOME famers from Mbeya Region have lost an appeal case, seeking to invalidate the High Court's decision on demand over 1bn/- as compensation and damages against Kapunga Rice Project, which was accused of maliciously damaging their rice.

Njakasi at his cow shade. The retired agronomist practices zero grazing at his farm. He mainly keeps friesians. PHOTO/GEORGE KATONGOLE
19 June 2021
Uganda

Timothy Njakasi, a vastly experienced agronomist, is an organic farmer with an unconventional outlook.

Kasenge Riverford Organic Agricultural Centre is located near Mbalala stone quarry in Mukono District, an infertile stony piece of land about 30km on Kampala-Jinja Highway.

Global agribusiness continues to grow with harmful consequences for smallholder farmers and rural communities. Photo
3 July 2021
Uganda

Land grabs facilitated by multinational corporations, foreign investors and local governments in a pursuit for agribusiness have been escalating during the last decade. Huge acquisitions of farmland have led to violent displacements of rural populations. Although reports of the practice are not as recurrent in the media, the problem is far from over.

Lands-Minister-Anxious-Masuka
11 April 2021
Zimbabwe

THE government has been forced to reintroduce its defunct Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) after financial institutions grouped under the Bankers Association and resolved not to accept the state-issued 99-year farm leases.

Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Ressetlement Minister Dr Anxious Masuka stressing a point to farmers at Siyalima Irrigation scheme in Guruve. Pictures by Fungai Lupande.
21 January 2021
Zimbabwe

Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Dr Anxious Masuka has advised farmers to have a good relationship with banks as Government’s plan to establish Agribank as a land bank is in order and will be complete in the next two months.

ZIMBABWE: State to resettle 180 farmers on irrigable land
15 January 2021
Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, the government is planning to resettle more than 180 farmers displaced by the Causeway Dam in Machiki. The water impoundment project at this farm in Mashonaland East Province has disrupted the farmers' activities.

the namibian_dordabis
19 March 2021
Namibia

DORDABIS residents have threatened war if the government fails to meet their demands listed in a petition they handed over last week, which land reform minister Calle Schlettwein said he had not received as of yesterday.

This is despite Windhoek rural constituency councillor Piet Adams confirming to The Namibian that he presented the petition to the minister's office.

Mia:we need to safeguard land certificates with security features_Nyasa Times
26 November 2020
Malawi

Ministry of Lands has suggested that security feature which be included to land certificates in order to protect them from being tampered with as part of the lessons learnt from the pilot phase of the Strenghtening Land Governance Systems for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi peoject fo the review of Land Act.

allafrica-lesotho_ humanitarian crisis has severely impacted education
8 February 2021
Lesotho

LOCKDOWN restrictions aimed at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Lesotho have had an unintended adverse negative impact of undermining women's customary land rights, a regional human rights body has found.

LesothoIFADSustainableDevelopment
8 December 2020
Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently signed on to the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) extension of the Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farmers.

CONGO BASIN: Climate change threatens biodiversity
12 January 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the forests of the Congo Basin, rising temperatures and erratic rainfall are adversely affecting wildlife resources. The availability of edible mushrooms and caterpillars has fallen by about 80%. This is according to a study published on 5 January 2021 by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

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Adecru - Acção Académica Para O Desenvolvimento Das Comunidades Rurai

MISSION

Boost the focus of citizen conscience and sovereign agenda for local development promoting greater involvement and interaction between various national and international actors in favor of solidary and fair development of communities.

 

VISION

Rural Communities more actives in setting up priorities, definition, implementation and evaluation of action for their own development

Founded over 30 years ago, ACORD is one of the oldest and largest Pan-African organisations. We work in 17 African countries to promote social justice and lift Africans out of poverty. ACORD works with more than one million Africans and 2000 partners on the continent and worldwide.

Africa Harvest Biotechnology Foundation International (Africa Harvest) was founded in 2002 and is incorporated in the USA as a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. Its headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya and it has regional offices in Washington DC, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Vision

To be a lead contributor in freeing Africa from hunger, poverty and malnutrition.

Mission

With the establishment of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) in Boksburg on 11 and 12 April 2011, developing farmers now have a new, powerful voice. The launch of AFASA is the culmination of a yearlong consultation process with developing farmers country-wide to determine their need for an official structure that represents their interests.

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The Agri-Malawi Magazine is an agricultural focused publication with dynamic online platform with its editorial office based in Blantyre, Malawi with a great network of representative writers and journalist across major cities in the country.

Vision

To serve as an instrument of rural development through application of scientific knowledge and technology. The primary objective of ARTI is to develop, standardise, popularise & commercialise innovative rural technologies aimed at improving the quality of life and standard of living of the rural inhabitants of India.

Strengthening the capacities of farmers’ organizations to deliver better, improved, and inclusive services to their members

AsiaDHRRA traces its earliest roots to the 1974 Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia Workshop (DHRRAW) held in Thailand. It is a regional partnership of eleven (11) social development networks and organizations in eleven (11) Asian nations that envisions Asian rural communities that are just, free, prosperous, living in peace and working in solidarity towards self-reliance. To achieve this, the network’s mission is to be an effective


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Bonsucro is a global multistakeholder non-profit organisation that exists to promote sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. Bonsucro supports a community of over 500 members in over 40 countries, from all elements of the sugarcane supply chain, including, farmers, millers, traders, buyers and support organisations.

Buhle Farmers' Academy (BFA) is a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to train new and aspiring farmers from across South Africa to run farming businesses that are both profitable and sustainable and to help alleviate poverty by creating jobs in our own agricultural sector.

Over the years, Buhle has developed a number of best practices that, if replicated effectively, would make a huge difference in the transformation of the agricultural sector of our country on a national level.

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