• CENEM, one of the most modern production facilities of microorganisms in Latin America

    On March 29, 2017, Popoyán inaugurated the Centro de Excelencia Microbiano  (CENEM), one of the most modern production facilities of microorganisms in Latin America. With the potential to produce a variety...
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  • Discounts available: UC Berkeley Conference on Agrifood Supply Chains - April 18 - 20, 2017

    Hello! UC Berkeley is organizing a conference on Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Profitability, Sustainability and Global Change from April 18 - 20, 2017, in Berkeley.   The progr...
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  • Solving World Hunger: The Complexity of Simple Solutions.pdf

    Solving World Hunger: The Complexity of Simple Solutions - IFT.org Read about three organizations tackling food insecurity in very different ways. Purdue's PICS storage bags drastically reduce crop postharvest losses...
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  • FARMERS EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

    Agriculture plays a crucial role and it is the backbone of the third world economies; providing food, raw materials and employment to a very large proportion of the population. The importance of agriculture cannot be...
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  • Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags (PICS)

    The Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags provide small-scale hermetic grain storage to reduce postharvest pest damage. Made of two high-density polyethylene inner bags that fit inside one woven polypropylene bag, ...
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  • CHANGING PEOPLE'S MENTALITY FOR BETTER

    The big challenges of working or getting things done in Africa are, the slow process of getting things done and the corruption.  All American firms who are trying to accomplish their contractual responsibilities ...
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  • Regional Center for Horticulture Innovation for Southern Africa approved to be located at NRDC Lusaka

    Looking for Funding / partners   UC Davis California recently contracted Agrismart Zambia to establish the Regional Center for Horticulture Innovation for Southern Africa at NRDC Lusaka.   We are looking f...
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  • Using Social Media as a Marketing Tool to Reach Smallholder Farmers Works!

         Together with Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, Popoyán is expanding production of biological pest controls to supply smallholder markets throughout Guatemala. Through the MIPF...
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  • Stimulating Economic Activities among Smallholder Farmers

    In what ways can investors and entrepreneurs stimulate local economies to benefit smallholder farmers in the rural areas so as to encourage them toward higher productivity?  
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  • Scaling Up Agricultural Output in Africa through Innovation & Technology

    Yemi Akinbamijo, executive director at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa joins CNBC Africa to talk about unlocking Africa's agricultural potential through innovation, technology, and investment in the sect...
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  • Market Intelligence needs to be shared

    There are 4 million small scale cash crop farmers in Kenya who can only represent a real market if they can be contacted by suppliers.  Contacts are very costly to obtain by employing field staff to identify and ...
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  • StrigAway Puts a Hex on Witchweed

    Striga, also known as witchweed, is a parasitic weed that infests up to 50 million hectares of sub-Saharan African land. In Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda alone, striga infests over one million hectares of farmland. The ...
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  • Who is working with Vermiculture and Fungi for Soil Health/Composting?

    Is anyone raising worms (vermiculture) for composting and soil health? Is anyone utilizing mycorhizzal fungi in the soil matrix?  Mycorhizzae confer drought and disease resistance.  Mycorhizzae also transpo...
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  • Developing Innovative Pest Control Products in Guatemala

    Francisco Viteri had a problem. His company, Popoyán, was facing a massive pest infestation of its tomato crop. Popoyán is a major agricultural company in Guatemala that grows and exports produce, suppli...
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  • Zamorano University Helps Central America to Benefit from Nematodes

    With calls for reductions in chemical use, smallholder farmers need affordable biological options for pest control. In Honduras, a new product called NemaPower is helping farmers to improve crop viability, reduce pest...
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  • Makona River Rice Farm

    Makona River Rice Farm in in need of a TRACTOR and a plow, for our 2017 farming season expansion. I have process 300 acres of land with rice and I am really in need of a TRACTOR and plows. I don't care if it's a new o...
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  • Makona River Rice Farm

    Hi Everyone, I am in need of a TRACTOR , plow and some advice to  how I can expand my rice Farm in Liberia, Lofa County. I will accept any idea from you guys with a lot of experience. My target is 2,000 acres of ...
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  • Dry Land Smallholder Farmers Innovative Technology.

    Makuueni County smallholder farmers surfer climate change challenges and also prolonged drought. Ordinarily, they plant never to harvest whenever rains fail. The government policy is to provide them with relief food w...
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  • Graduate Farmer Initiative,  empowering the youth in Kenya  from becoming job seekers to creators through agribusiness

    Graduate Farmer is a Social Enterprise located in Eldoret created with the main aim of empowering the youth and in Kenya with Agricultural Information, Technical "Know How" Farming skills, Practical Crop and Animal Ma...
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  • Field to packhouse bar code scanning improving packhouse traceability

    Field to packhouse bar code scanning improves packhouse traceability and makes easy work of managing and monitoring fresh produce inventory and traceability through bar code traceability.  Barcodes, scanning, and...
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