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Farming First Case Studies and Videos Feature in New Farmers Guardian World News Site

Farming First are pleased to announce that the coalition has contributed to the World News section of the Farmers Guardian website, as part of an ongoing relationship with the UK-based Farmers Guardian.

The recently launched World News page features news stories, case studies, and videos from farmers across the planet

Farming First has provided two case studies for the launch of the new sub-section:

Farmer-to-farmer training in Zambia

Limpopo Basin

Limpopo Basin

  • CropLife Zambia has been training farmers in the responsible use of pesticides, who then become Spray Service Providers, administering pesticides on the farms in their villages.

Securing water supply in the Limpopo Basin

  • FANRPAN is the lead on a CGIAR programme researching water use and food security in the Limpopo Basin in South-eastern Africa.

Two Farming First videos are also on the Farmers Guardian site; an interview with Dr. Wynand van der Walt on plant biotechnology in Africa, and Tendayi Kureya from Development Data explains the Household Vulnerability Index and how this new metric is helping development practitioners.

Farmers Guardian is one of the largest sites for farming news in the UK.  The World News page is a new section of the website, to share the experiences of farmers throughout the world.

Farming First Speaks to the Farmers Guardian on Small-Scale Farming and Development

LindiweThe Farmers Guardian has written an article about how small-scale farmers can contribute to the fight against a future food crisis.

Farming First’s Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda spoke the growing importance which agriculture is seen to have in global policymaking recently:

The signs are encouraging but we need to make sure the money is invested in long term sustainable projects based on our framework principles.

The article discusses recent funding increases from the World Bank and the US administration under President Obama.  These measures are aimed to secure a food supply, build infrastructure, and avert the civil strife which emerged during the 20o7 food price increases.