Emerging Farmer Weekly

Friday, November 13, 2015




Hello, Emerging Farmer!

Welcome to another issue of Emerging Farmer Weekly, our hand-curated list of farming news, resources, and tools.


NEWS

Zimtrade develops a new information portal
Zimtrade's developing a new trade, investment and information platform to better facilitate international trade. It's scheduled to launch in March 2016.


Africa, Zim Face Strongest El Nino
El Nino is forecast to intensify and cause more droughts and floods in 2016.


OPPORTUNITIES

empowering people award
Calling all innovators and developers. Submit your solution to Siemens-Stiftung global call for simple technology innovations in a number of categories including food and agriculture. The deadline is the 30th of November.

Bamboo Finance and Louis Dreyfus Launch Sub-Saharan Africa agribusiness investment fund
A $50 million agribusiness impact investment fund to bridge the financing gap for growing small-scale farmers in Africa.

TOOLS & RESOURCES WE LOVE

Remote Livestock Monitoring System
An online resource for buying and selling livestock including cattle and goats.

EcoFarmer
A micro-insurance service for ensuring your inputs and crops against natural disasters like droughts or floods. This will help recover some of your financial losses with this forecasted erratic weather.

WHAT WE ARE READING













An excellent book about applying the lean principles to all stages of farming to reduce waste, improve efficiency and increase profits.

Happy Friday! Thanks for reading.

--Emerging Farmer team

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