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Climate change is perhaps the most serious environmental threat to the fight against hunger, malnutrition, disease and poverty in Africa, mainly through its impact on agricultural productivity. This post contains pointers shared during the just ended Africa Climate Week in Accra – Ghana. This presentation focuses on farmers’ climate smart/ resilient good practices (including pastoralists, fishers, aquaculture, and tree dependent communities’ adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers. Taking actions to reduce their vulnerabilities and…

“Disrupt or be disrupted” I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase over and over again you’re starting to wonder if it’s just a tech jargon to make business executives sound smart or there is an actual disruption going on. Disruption is defined as “an interruption in the usual way that a system, process, or event works” by the Cambridge dictionary. In the business or start-up space, this interruption happens daily. Typical example is the uberisation of every space presently. I’m talking AirBnB disrupting the…

Having been selected to part of the first cohort of Startupbootcamp (SBC) FinTech Dubai brought its own excitement and anxiety. We were excited because our idea to provide a platform through which smallholder farmers can be connected with finance had been validated, however, the anxiety of leaving operations and being away for the programme period couldn’t be hidden. We settled it in our minds and hearts after deep deliberation of the business model and the…

Agribusiness in Ghana has recently seen some innovation from new players. The potential of farmers and other business providers in the agricultural value chain is huge. With its related benefits for all players, the benefits of agriculture is not only limited to the change in livelihoods of farmers but also for the provision of ecosystem services and a good revenue generation avenue. People need food, people need energy to work and carry out various activities…