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10th Africa Sugar Interview Series: Mulhim Eltayeb, Interim Executive Director, Africa Sugar Development Task Force

Interview Session with Mulhim Eltayeb, Interim Executive Director, Africa Sugar Development Task Force   Give us a short insight into what you’ll be speaking on at the event. I’d be discussing the African Sugar Development Task Force Initiative (ASDTF), which was initiated by a group of sugar experts with the purpose to establish a multi-stakeholder…

17 Aug 2020, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

10th Africa Sugar Interview Series: Subhash Abeywickrama, Chief Operating Officer and Director, Sunbird Bioenergy, Sierra Leone

Interview Session with Subhash Abeywickrama, Chief Operating Officer and Director, Sunbird Bioenergy, Sierra Leone Give us a short insight into what you'll be speaking on at the event. The objective of my presentation is to show that sugar cane is a versatile crop that can be used for food and energy production. Crops can contribute to…

11 Aug 2020, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Business as Usual won’t do: How Millennials are Driving Sustainability in Food Systems

This year at the #SRPConference2019, we are looking at the role of younger generations in the driving sustainability in food systems under Track 6: Sustainable Food Culture. Millennials are increasingly shaping up the agriculture supply chain— from the farm to the table. You’d assume that work in the agriculture sector would be losing its appeal…

22 Jul 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Time to Shatter the Gender “Grass Ceiling” in Agriculture

Socio-cultural factors like traditional beliefs and practices, relative to policy interventions, may make for stronger determinants in explaining the gender gap in the agriculture sector in the rural population. An instance where social forces prevail over regulations is that while land rights are safeguarded for both men and women in India, less than 10% of…

11 Jul 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Do Farmers really need the Subsidies?

Smallholder farmers produce over 70% of the world’s food supply, but they remain as one of the most impoverished groups of people in this planet. A key challenge faced by these farmers has always been their limited access to markets, whether it’s in terms of accessing agricultural inputs or getting their produce to the markets…

24 Jun 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Innovative Microfinancing for an Integrated Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

The microfinance industry is ever-booming – with a registered growth of around 39% on a year-on-year basis according to data released by the Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)[1]. This is largely accounted for by technical or social innovative practices that have emerged along the way to ensure the sustainability of both Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and its…

28 Nov 2018, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Transforming Challenges to Opportunities in The Natural Rubber Industry

Rubber growers in the world are facing big difficulty due to low price declined since 2012 up to now. Consumers of natural rubber have got higher benefits at the beginning period of low price for raw material, but currently, they also face the tense competition of others to produce rubber products with lower cost. In…

28 Nov 2018, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Leveraging Ethical Business in Organic and Sustainable Rice Products

Introduction The past decades saw a remarkable growth of the organic food market. Its value on the world market is expected to soar to $262.85 billion by 2022. Consumers now demand more transparency on food safety and on their food choices, wanting the story behind the food they buy. Organic and SRP rice require tedious…

28 Nov 2018, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

The Role of Satellite Data in Supply Chain Transparency and Traceability

Due to the increasing global awareness of poor agricultural practices in supply chains, many large commodity traders are increasingly making efforts to make their supply chains more sustainable. Transparency and traceability are quickly becoming cornerstones in the development of effective supply chain management strategies. Geodata, and especially satellite data-driven solutions help in making supply chains…

28 Nov 2018, by Informa Connect Insights

Agribusiness

Dwindling Rubber Prices Jeopardize the Future of Rubber Industry

The Falling Rubber Prices The natural rubber industry is currently being plagued by low rubber prices. The effects of low natural rubber prices are acutely felt by and unfairly apportioned to upstream smallholder farmers who are paradoxically the fulcrum of the natural rubber value chain. There are millions of smallholder farmers who are critical stakeholders…

28 Nov 2018, by Informa Connect Insights
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