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YenKasa Africa is a regional platform designed to promote knowledge sharing and joint initiatives in communication applied to agriculture and rural development. 

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  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Burundi Fisheries Directorate, along with the fish operators in Mvugo, a fishing village located in the South on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi, have successfully cooperated to carry out a project entitled "Support to Post-Harvest Fisheries Technology".  Among its components, this project aided in the establishment of a new system which uses raised-racks to dry fish, reducing previously experienced post-harvest losses and improving fish processing methods.  The project was

  • In 2005, following devastating harvest failure from several years of drought, Malawi launched the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP). The program provided poor farmers with vouchers to buy fertilizer and maize (corn) seeds at 50% less than the market price. Therefore, maize production around the country doubled, pushing GDP growth to 7.4 %; one of the highest in Africa at the time. But corruption of the government got to the FISP.

  • Much like other applications designed for breeders, E-Pig by Superior Farming Solutions East Africa, aims to provide a versatile tool to support farmers in the overall management of their business.

  • For Kenyan smallholder farmers using the SMS platform MFarm for market price updates and coordination of other farming activities, Vodafone’s forecast that mobile technology has the potential to increase agricultural income in Africa by $48 billion through 2020 came as no surprise. For as Wired Magazine reported in a June 21, 2013, article: “A study in central Kenya with 600 farmers showed that farmers could double their sales by using MFarm.”

  • The African Food Exchange, an online trading tool which enables African smallholder farmers to network and communicate online with the food industry, is an initiative of the Mask-Africa Food Security Program and is supported by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) as well as the