Governments and international development partners must do more to ensure that smallholder farmers can play an active role in the design and development of agricultural Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), writes Fairtrade...[more]

Innovations

06.08.2014

A young start-up enterprise has developed a solar-powered milk refrigerator that can be used in small rural households with only unreliable access to electricity. This will close the milk cold-chain from the smallest farms to the...[more]

ICT

15.06.2014

Traditionally, farmers in India have been sourcing news about market prices through a channel of middlemen, newspapers and other forms of media. Even today, many farmers are struggling to access information. Although a messaging...[more]

Water

23.05.2014

The Acqua for Life campaign run by Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani and Green Cross International since 2011 supports drinking-water supply for water-scarce communities in West Africa, Latin America and South Asia. The...[more]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the global consumer goods company Unilever have signed a public-private partnership agreement aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers...[more]

Environment

21.03.2014

African Bamboo, a start-up enterprise in Ethiopia that developed an environmentally-friendly bamboo thermal modification process, received two grants totalling 1.75 million USD from multi-donor Powering Agriculture and from...[more]

Rural women

07.03.2014

A total of 85,000 women farmers in the cotton-growing areas of sub-Saharan Africa are currently benefiting from the Cotton Made in Africa programme, the initiative reports ahead of United Nations World Women’s Day on the 8th...[more]

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