Value Chain Financing underpins cropping season success

The recently released Zimbabwe Agricultural Sector Survey report indicated the Government of Zimbabwe remains the lead funder of agriculture through the Climate Proofed Presidential Inputs Scheme (Pfumvudza) and the National Enhanced Agriculture Productivity Scheme formerly known as Command Agriculture. However, … Continue reading Value Chain Financing underpins cropping season success

South African rising input costs, a serious challenge for future food production

Rising input costs, such as direct materials, direct labour and other overheads, are posing a major challenge to food production in South Africa. “The costs of fertiliser, herbicides, packaging, diesel, electricity and labour, to name a few, are increasing rapidly, … Continue reading South African rising input costs, a serious challenge for future food production

Cocoa farmers’ pension funds will be prudently managed – National Pensions Regulatory Authority

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana’s National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Hayford Atta Krufi, has assured that adequate measures have been put in place to prudently invest pension funds of cocoa farmers under the Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme to … Continue reading Cocoa farmers’ pension funds will be prudently managed – National Pensions Regulatory Authority

Virtue and a reward: Linking sustainable policies with sovereign debt

Earlier this year, we described how the global pandemic is drawing renewed attention to the interlocking challenges of rising sovereign debt levels, climate change, and environmental degradation. Addressing these problems will require unprecedented levels of investment, and policy-makers are looking for … Continue reading Virtue and a reward: Linking sustainable policies with sovereign debt

Implement resilient agricultural practices for women farmers — ActionAid to Ghana gov’t

ActionAid Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has called on government of Ghana, to implement resilient agricultural practices to support smallholder women farmers for improved adaptation to climate change. ActionAid made the appeal through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation … Continue reading Implement resilient agricultural practices for women farmers — ActionAid to Ghana gov’t