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Smallholder Farmers and Market Access

Monday, October 9th, 2017

African Farmers

The sheer number of smallholder farmers engaged as food producers in the world is quite staggering, amounting to one and a half billion. Owning farms of a size of two acres or less, they comprise about three-fourth of the world’s poorest people, whose food, income and livelihood prospects depend entirely on agriculture. While these smallholder […]

Seasonable Foods

Nature provides diversity in the food it produces through seasons – and that’s better embraced than combated. Eating with the cycles of nature is not just better for health, but also promotes balance with the earth’s resources and its life forms. When we choose seasonal foods, even if we haven’t grown them ourselves, we reconnect […]

Climate change

One of the most challenging issues of the 21st century is achieving food security in the face of a growing population and in an already stressed environment experiencing climate change. Studies on climate impacts and adaptation strategies have picked up pace among scientific communities precisely for this reason. There are two major ways in which […]

Saying it with flowers is always in vogue

Monday, August 14th, 2017

floriculture

Behind the good old adage of ‘saying it with flowers’ is a billion dollar floriculture industry. And it’s not without reason that people convey thoughts and feelings through flowers, or use flowers to its natural advantage. Though we may not be aware of it most of the time, flowers hold the capacity for psychological enchantment, […]

Digital Farming

When it comes to how digital technology is helping the agricultural sector, nowhere is the shift more evident than in Africa. Everyone knows the basic facts about Africa; especially that farm productivity needs to grow at a higher rate than the global average in order to prevent mass hunger. Currently, farm productivity is low, fallow […]

Can we ever re-grow a forest?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Forest Re Grow

The original forests that thrived on this earth took hundreds of years to evolve and comprised a community of species. Forests are an ecosystem, in which every species is in a symbiotic relationship with another; and their function is much more that simply growing as plants and trees. They actually build dead organic matter into […]

Africa Smallholder farmers

The agriculture sector in Africa is experiencing a shift from being seen as a philanthropic or social sector to one that is a business. This statement was made by the President of the East Africa Farmers Federation, Philip Kiroro at the Panel Session at the World Economic Forum on Africa. At the G8 summit, that […]

Food Mountain

One of the most difficult terrains on which people have ever attempted to produce food is in the mountains. There are many reasons why mountains are considered a ‘disadvantaged’ area with regard to agriculture, which boils down its several environmental conditions. The first is the weather and soil conditions that shorten growing seasons. The second […]

Rainfall

Why and how are rainfall patterns changing? As a result of global warming, the world’s climate is changing and its effect is being felt the world over. And one of the most important parameters of climate is rainfall. Just as there is a direct relationship between climate and agriculture, so is there one between rainfall […]

Food and Beverage Technology Review

Today, at SourceTrace we’re happy to share our moment of pride and fulfillment, having made it as the cover story in the Food and Beverage Tech Review.

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