Thumbs up for weather-based index insurance for southern Africa’s smallholder farmers

A briefing note on the ‘Promoting Risk Pooling at Regional Level’ workshop held August 2019 JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2019 (SACAU) — Farming and insurance industry players recently agreed to promote widespread adoption of weather-based index insurance (WBII) by smallholder farmers in southern Africa and established a Working Group (WG) to spearhead this effort. The decisions […]

WBII leaflet

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WBII policy brief

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Press release

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The following events are planned for November: 1. Southern African Cotton Producers Association Steering Committee Meeting: 08 November, South Africa 2.  Closing Workshop of the Support to Farmers Organisations in Africa program: 08-09 November, South Africa 3. Board Meeting: 03 November 2018, South Africa 4. Consultation meeting with land based organisations in the region: 26 – 27 […]

SADC meets international partners in the agriculture sector

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) organised a consultation meeting with its International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) in Gaborone from 11 to 12 October 2018. The consultations that were hosted by the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate provided an opportunity for both SADC and ICPs to update each other on new developments including SADC […]

The AGRF Communique

The Eighth African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 5 to 8 September. The Forum was hosted by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and 2018 Chairperson of the African Union. Other co-hosts were the 17 members of the AGRF Partners Group, which include SACAU and the Alliance […]

Role of institutions in facilitating the adoption of CSA

Emperical evidence suggests that institutions play a pivotal role in facilitating the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices on a wide scale. Institutions and institutional arrangements serve important functions in information gathering and dissemination, resource mobilisation and allocation, skills development and capacity building, and creating linkages between decision makers and several other entities, including […]

Regional dairy associations meet to discuss issues affecting the performance of the sector

SACAU co-hosted the regional dairy platform meeting with We Effect from the 29 to 30 October 2018. The meeting has become part of key annual activities aimed at improving production and productivity of the members of dairy associations at farm level. The proper management of dairy farm activities is the starting point in ensuring that […]