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South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT) to introduce mobile laboratories for food testing in rural areas.
To support the revival of DRC's coffee farming communities and in partnership with the Eastern Congo Initiative, Nespresso is investing CHF 1 million to bring affordable healthcare and access to clean water to communities across South Kivu.
Uganda offers some useful lessons from its use of smart investments in technology and farmer organization. These have made it the only East African country that is self-sufficient in milk.
Experts advise that the bulk of Africa's agricultural funding should be devoted to agroecology. As opposed to an obsession with technological fixes that are damaging soils and livelihoods.
There are strong indications that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts are driving up hunger in countries that were already experiencing high levels of food insecurity prior to the disease's outbreak.
More than 65,000 farmers and herdsmen in Burkina Faso are using satellite data to plan their movements. This helps them avoid drought and conflict zones.