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Monday, 28 May 2018

Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women Supporting women’s access to ICTs for agriculture and promoting participation European Development Days Lab Debate
LOCATION: D3

DATE:Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 18:00 to 19:15

 

The need to embrace digital innovations and the opportunities they offer is real. Agriculture is not immune to these changes as they have the ability to transform every link in the agriculture value chain. However, despite the advancements in digitalisation, the gender gaps in access to ICTs continue to widen. Women are 14% less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 25 % fewer women and girls use the internet. This means female farmers, particularly in rural areas, often experience difficulties accessing relevant information, financial products and services and markets. They are also often do not participate in relevant policy-making.

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Africa’s biggest trading bloc, COMESA, has signed a financing agreement with the European Union (EU) aimed at enhancing trade facilitation between Zambia and Malawi, a state-run news agency reported yesterday.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) has launched a new project in Kinshasa to explore cassava’s economic potential in agricultural value chains in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Cameroon The project was launched in association with the Regional Platform for Central African Producers Organisations (PROPAC) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

Friday, 25 May 2018

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived in Paris, France where he is leading a South African business delegation to the Viva Technology Conference and Exhibition (VivaTech) that will take place in Paris, France from 24 to 26 May 2018. French President, Emmanuel Macron Il is scheduled to open the Viva Technology Conference and Exhibition. The VivaTech conference and exhibition is dedicated to innovation and digital transformation focused on start-ups.

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