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Card image 19 March 2019 The Conversation

Irrigating Africa: can small-scale farmers lead the way?

Regional mapping is now capturing the true extent of small-scale irrigation more effectively, while research in Mozambique shows how accounting for multiple, small farmer-managed plots would nearly double the national estimate of total irrigated area.

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Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) holds a 25-year concession on an area of 340 square kilometres in Montepuez, in Cabo Delgado province. Since 2014, over 830 million dollars have been raised from the auction of rubies and other gems from the mine.
https://clubofmozambique.com/news/mozambique-gemfields-auction-raises-4-2-million-dollars-225499/ via @twitter

According to the Food and Nutrition Security Working Group for Southern Africa there are 55.7 million food insecure people in the region of whom 14.4 million are in South Africa
https://reliefweb.int/report/angola/food-and-nutrition-security-bulletin-southern-africa-monthly-bulletin-august-2022

How to say nothing and sound optimistic
Mabuza: Resolutions taken at (much criticised) communal land administration summit in May will "go a long way towards the development of appropriate land reform legislation and policies"
https://sundayworld.co.za/news/government-to-work-with-traditional-leaders-to-resolve-sas-challenges-mabuza/ via @sundayworldZA

#Smallholders #Extension
Practical support and targeted technical assistance for small scale Zambian avocado producers brings results - Solidaridad Network https://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/news/upskilling-smallholders-remains-a-good-recipe-for-sustainability/#.YzVReE9JayA.twitter

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