Africa:Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient?

[IPS] Addis Ababa -Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.

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Africa:Mega-Mergers Will Squeeze Farmers, Push Up Food Prices, Experts Warn

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -If the world’s major agriculture companies go ahead with planned mergers and gain greater control of the way food is produced, farmers will face higher costs and food will eventually become more expensive to buy, a panel of experts said on Friday.

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East Africa: Museveni Should Become East Africa’s First President, Says Ex Kenya VP

[Monitor] National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal and former vice president of Kenya Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka said that he wants Yoweri Museveni to become East Africa’s first president after he leaves power. “After Ugandans have stopped torturing mzee, Museveni should become East Africa’s first President.

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