Sustainable agriculture and rural development

Sustainable agriculture and rural development

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is in Rome today for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, which will help deliver on the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs.
The consultant Sylvanus Agordorku trains Liberian farmers in how to grow cocoa.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.  
The purpose of the Global Programme to support Agricultural Research for Development - GPARD - is to promote agricultural innovation for smallholder farmers in developing countries in order to improve their food security, enhance adaptation to climate change and strengthen economic development. The (SAF-BIN) programme to collaborate with scientists, researchers, students, local agricultural and extension officials for developing innovative farming solutions and improving food security.
Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal (SAF-BIN) programme
The 190 km stretch of very poor road between Mocuba and Milange (border with Malawi) seriously hampered trade in the region as well as trading from Malawi to Mocuba and further.
The Project for the Promotion of Diversified and Sustainable Livestock Production aspires to the general objective of reducing rural poverty, through economic diversification and the improvement of the competitiveness of non-traditional livestock production and its ability to integrate into international markets, through the establishment of the bases, the promotion and development of sustainable production.
The overall objective of the project was to contribute to the economic integration of the Paraguayan rural sector. The specific objective was to improve Paraguayan livestock production competitiveness by strengthening producers' capacities as well as those of institutions involved. It also aimed to foster production chains and/or clusters with the objective of meeting national and international market requirements.
In Vienna today, the European Union and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched a new Agri-Business Capital fund worth €45 million. The Agri Business Capital Fund (ABC) will support smallholder agriculture by increasing access to finance for individual smallholder farmers. It is expected to attract more than €200 million in investments and benefit as many as 700 000 households in rural areas.

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