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Rescooped by Gladson Makowa from NEPAD CAADP Compendium on Agriculture in Africa
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Ghana News - Invest in irrigation systems- Vegetable Producers appeal to gov't

Ghana News - Invest in irrigation systems- Vegetable Producers appeal to gov't | Media and Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Administrative Manager for Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG) Victor Flow-Mensah says the only way to boost vegetable production in Ghana is to invest more in small scale irrigation systems.

Via Brenda Nglazi Zulu
Gladson Makowa's insight:

In the first place we need vegetables exporters or an organisation of that nature in Malawi. Our vegetables are eaten locally. As a result we have circles of season of plenty when there is oversupply of vegetables and farmers become dis appointed. Following farmers disappointment comes the season of low supply of vegetables when the prices go up. Farmers are not willing to spend much on irrigation in seasons when which needs a lot of inputs because of uncertainties of markets. To prove this grow your on Tomato and see how you suffer from  blood pressure when they are getting ripe and you have no markets. 

 

Thanks to the new tomato varieties that have longer shelf life. 

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CTA calls for proposals and tenders around improving the use of ICT in agriculture | E-Agriculture

CTA calls for proposals and tenders around improving the use of ICT in agriculture | E-Agriculture | Media and Agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @e_agriculture: CTA calls for proposals and tenders around improving the use of ICT in agriculture http://t.co/iYysSTBau1 #ict4ag #ict4d…

Via Nawsheen Hosenally
Gladson Makowa's insight:

This is a chance for Malawi

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Five ways of engaging the youth in agriculture - ICT Update

Five ways of engaging the youth in agriculture - ICT Update | Media and Agriculture | Scoop.it
ICT Update
Five ways of engaging the youth in agriculture
ICT Update
As the coverage of mobile networks increases in ACP countries, the discussion on introducing mobile applications in the agricultural sector has moved from 'whether' to 'how'.

Via Nevermore Sithole
Gladson Makowa's insight:

Farming is seen as a primitive way of living by youths. How can we make it attractive and profitable

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