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Connecting African smallholder farmers to EU Markets

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Understanding Agriculture export value chains  Agriculture export value chains are rife with inequalities and unfair dynamics with smallholder farmers most exposed to bullying practices from foreign large retailers with whom they trade. These practices can include delayed payments, last-minute cancellation of orders, or misleading market information. Such methods of operating contribute to unsustainable supply chains where […]

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Nilotica Shea butter: The 3 most important things buyers need to know

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Shea Butter –  Women’s Gold Native to East Africa, Nilotica Shea butter is extracted from the Nilotica Shea tree containing higher therapeutic and conditioning properties than its cousin species Paradoxa sourced from West Africa. It is prized for its intensive moisture, suppleness and gentle nutty scent. The 3 most important things buyers need to know about […]

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How COVID-19 can fast track ‘Farming 4.0’ in Africa

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Digitalisation is a potential game changer for agriculture in Africa That is the key takeaway from the first of a series of webinars on digital agriculture to help Africa through coronavirus lectured by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, and African Development Bank. The continent’s digital agriculture industry has been growing well before the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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The story of chocolate amid COVID-19

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Cocoa Farming in Ghana Though the COVID-19 pandemic has not affected all countries equally where some have managed to avoid large-scale infection, as the word ‘pandemic’ suggests it remains a global problem and calls for global solutions to be developed together. The health crisis has exposed the true fragility at the heart of an interconnected […]

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EAL part in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

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Small donations but huge impact among farmers It is reported that 1.2 billion people in the world continue to see hand washing with soap and water to be a luxury. As COVID-19 spreads throughout Africa, businesses and organisations like UN Women, IFAD, FAO, WHO, AU and European Commission are rallying together taking a positive stance […]

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EuroAfri Link View About The Protein Puzzle Summit

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  It is estimated that the human population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050. As a result of this, and with rising standards of living, humans will consume more animal protein which will contribute to further disruption of ecosystems (plants-animals-micro-organisms). So, the question is, how do we create a means of protein production for the […]

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Strike Two Summit’s Consumer Trust conference: EuroAfri Link Gain & Takeaways

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Where is my food coming from and is it produced in a sustainable and fair manner? Is the production company transparent about the ingredients labelled on the packaging? Is my food safe for consumption? These are some of the challenges that food industries, and consumers have to deal with!. Consumers concerns in the food industry […]

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CTAflash workshop on women in agriculture: More than sharing experiences and what works

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Women all over the world – farmers and entrepreneurs have been the center of discussion in many international settings today. The point of discussion has been on how we can contribute to fair conditions for women farmers and entrepreneurs so that they can also benefit from the hard work they put into production. As Clare […]

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AID Information Market 2018: Takeaways For All!

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“Information is power” but sharing the information makes it even more powerful since it can then become beneficial not only to an individual (organisation) but also to an entire community (chain of organisations). The AID information Market 2018 event has come and gone and EuroAfri Link proudly participated. It was full of experiences, learning and […]

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Organic cocoa market: Global challenges & opportunities

The organic cocoa market represents a very small share of the total cocoa market. It is just around 0.5% of total production worldwide. Although recent studies show that demand for this product is gradually increasing at a strong pace, supply side faces challenges to meet the demand for organic cocoa. Farmers are sacrificing their little […]

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