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Min Musa Ecweru Visits Geossy Farm

08-Jan-2018

By Georwell

The minister for Disaster Preparedness Hon. Musa Ecweru visited Geossy

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Min Musa Ecweru Visits Geossy Farm

08-Jan-2018

By Georwell

The minister for Disaster Preparedness Hon. Musa Ecweru visited Geossy

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Geossy Fish Farm Featured by NBS TV

08-Jan-2018

By Georwell

NBS TV: Featured Geossy impact on women and youths Fish vendors in Busia district.

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Geossy Saves Sex Workers through credit facility

08-Jan-2018

By Georwell

Geossy impact on empowering women increasing income and reducing domestic violence through women empowerment, reducing prostitution and street boys.

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Geossy supports 250 Women fish Vendors in Busia.

08-Jan-2018

By Georwell

Geossy fish farm has extended its credit facility for fish to women and youth fish vendors in BUSIA district. This has saved over 250 women and youths with daily income if at least 50,000/-

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Tilapia fertility spawns trouble for Ghana’s pond farmers

21-Dec-2017

By Isaac Omiat

GENETICS & BREEDING PRODUCTION SYSTEMS EDUCATION & ACADEMIA

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The importance of a business plan for farming

03-Dec-2017

By Isaac Omiat

You wouldn’t drive a car without a steering wheel. So why run a farm without a business plan?

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Follow these steps when drafting a business plan

03-Dec-2017

By Isaac Omiat

A business plan will help you access funding and serve as a working document to guide your managerial decisions. But, before you write up that plan, do your research properly!

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What are the objectives of your business plan?

03-Dec-2017

By Isaac Omiat

The objectives outlined in your business plan must be realistic and achievable, with the strengths and weaknesses properly identified and analysed.

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Does Less Attractive Food Influence Farmer’s Profitability?

30-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

When walking through a convenience store, we can see an abundance of delicious and fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Successful Farmers Use Sprinkler Systems

26-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Irrigation is a highly important practice in every crop production, and all farmers around the world are aware that irrigation is the only way to manage quality yield and successful production.

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Nonprofit will develop and disseminate disease-resistant tilapia

20-Nov-2017

By George Wanda

New strains of Nile tilapia that are more resistant to disease and more effective at utilizing feed are being developed by WorldFish.

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Pre-Cooling Changes the Face of Post-Harvest Management

18-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Supplying the market with fresh, nutritious, and quality fruits and vegetables is a multi-stage process in which post-harvest management plays an extremely important role.

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Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

15-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Fish species that are adapted for rivers generally perform better under aquaculture’s challenging conditions.

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Ankole bull sells for R640 000

04-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

An Ankole bull belonging to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa sold for R640 000 at the Ntaba Nyoni auction on Wednesday, near Ermelo in Mpumalanga.

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Big boost for Rwandan poultry production

04-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Social impact agribusiness investor, AgDevCo, recently announced a US$3 million (about R43 million) debt investment in the Rwandan poultry company, Uzima Chicken.

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Zambian farmers want zero tax rating on inputs

04-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

For Zambia to become a breadbasket in Africa, it was necessary for its government to urgently implement a zero tax rate on products essential for enhanced agricultural production.

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Dr Akinwumi Adesina named 2017 World Food Prize winner

04-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

African Development Bank (ADB) president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been announced as the 2017 World Food Prize (WFP) laureate.

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British potatoes put roots down in Africa

04-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

A potato seed trial in Kenya has passed initial tests and the plants are now growing well in three locations in the country.

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Naro to tackle fake seeds and inputs with finger-print tracking, labelling technology

02-Nov-2017

By Isaac Omiat

National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) is to implement a project, which will use high-tech ICT tools to finger-print seals of authenticity on all seed, planting materials and varieties they release.

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Uganda in need of food aid

30-Oct-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Uganda’s government recently announced that at least 10 million Ugandans were in need of food aid after the drought affected crop harvests, according to media reports.

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Kenya cashew nut exports decline after government ban

30-Oct-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Kenya’s cashew nut exports decreased from 835t to 485t between 2013 and 2015.

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The economics of producing aged, premium beef

30-Oct-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Gary Jackson of Jackson’s Real Food Market, Chris Paulsen of the Bull and Bush butchery, restaurateurs Steve Maresch and Llewy Mateza of The Local Grill

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Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

27-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

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Crop Data Delivered from the Air with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

Farming is the oldest activity known to humans. Since ancient times, farmers have grown crops and raised animals to produce food to sustain their lives

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A Note from the Digital Thinking Initiative:

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

A Note from the Digital Thinking Initiative: A lot of the essays in this volume talk about how government and the development community can join forces with the private sector to give smallholder farmers a brighter future.

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New fresh produce market set to boost Nigerian agri sector

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

An agricultural commodities market is being set up near Benin City in Nigeria, as part of the Nigerian government’s efforts to resuscitate the farming industry and reduce the country’s reliance on the struggling oil industry.

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Netherlands scrambles to undo eggs disaster

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

The Netherlands poultry industry is making a concerted effort to undo the damage to its reputation after eggs it produced and exported was found to be contaminated with insecticide.

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Project to grow India’s world-leading dairy industry

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

The Indian government approved a Rs108,8 billion (R22,4 billion) 12-year plan, from 2017/2018 to 2028/2029, to grow its dairy industry, already the largest in the world.

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Project to grow India’s world-leading dairy industry

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

The Indian government approved a Rs108,8 billion (R22,4 billion) 12-year plan, from 2017/2018 to 2028/2029, to grow its dairy industry, already the largest in the world.

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The importance of data in agriculture

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

In May this year, The Economist ran a cover story that said that the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

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Ankole Longhorn: Cyril Ramaphosa’s passion and pride

23-Sep-2017

By Isaac Omiat

The Ugandan Ankole breed could offer many advantages for the local market. SA deputy president and Ankole stud breeder, Cyril Ramaphosa, farm manager and animal scientist Kobus Rall, and embryologist Morné de la Rey spoke to Gerhard Uys.

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