How Tingo is using Agri-Fintech to change agriculture in Africa

Tingo is a unique next-generation agro-fintech company delivering, through Tingo Mobile in Nigeria, Tingo’s Device-as-a-Service model that provides customers with Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) using GSM technology for customers. subscribers that are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers. and businesses. Tingo Mobile has developed a complete Agri-Fintech and …

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Highlights of agricultural news ICYMI | Friday, December 17, 2021

It’s gone for the weekend after a week full of novelties. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the latest coverage on Agriculture.com. By the numbers Soil testing can prevent the purchase and application of fertilizers where they are not needed. And with fertilizer prices soaring from where …

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Theresa Greenfield talks rural development in Osky | Iowa News

OSKALOOSA – With millions of dollars recently spent on rural development programs, Iowa State Director of Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture Theresa Greenfield is encouraging communities in Iowa consider partnerships with USDA for project funding. “From fire trucks to single-family homes to business sector loans to …

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Stigma still surrounds mental health, say Iowa farmers

Seeking help with mental illness has always been associated with stigma, especially in small towns and rural areas where everyone knows each other’s affairs. Those who might benefit from therapy or other treatment may be reluctant to get it if others might find out. Although there have been many efforts …

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USDA Announces Additional Agricultural and State Rural Development Service Agency Directors

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2021 – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint four regional positions in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including four state executive directors of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and five directors State Rural Development (RD). “As USDA continues to work to improve …

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Assistant Mayor Kate Bolz appointed USDA Rural Development Director | Regional government

Kate Bolz, assistant mayor of Lincoln Leirion Gaylor Baird and former state senator, will join the Biden administration as USDA’s rural development director for Nebraska. President Joe Biden appointed Bolz to the post on Friday and she will move to her new post, which will be based in Lincoln, at …

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AGRICULTURE: Expert predicts increase in rural tourism businesses in Buckinghamshire next year

An increase in rural tourism businesses in Buckinghamshire and the South East has been predicted by an agricultural expert. Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn says farmers in the area drew more than a third of their income from diversified activities last year. The region’s total income fell from £ 174million last year to …

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Relaunching oxcart races to boost rural economy: Maharshtra Minister Sunil Kedar | Nagpur News

NAGPUR: Maharashtra’s Livestock Minister Sunil Kedar on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the ban on oxcart racing, saying it would significantly boost the rural economy. The Supreme Court’s decision was celebrated by farmers distributing sweets in rural areas of the region. In Nagpur district, these races were …

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Vice President Chiwenga welcomes Presidential Rural Development Program

The Chronicle Mashudu Netsianda, senior reporterVICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga praised the presidential rural development program, saying it will play a critical role in reversing cross-border migration of communities living in areas along the border. The presidential rural development program, which was officially launched by President Mnangagwa on Wednesday in the village …

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Declining funding for conservation programs does not meet demand

“The long-term viability of farms and ranches depends on the sustainable health of soil and water resources,” says Anna Johnson, policy manager at the Center for Rural Affairs. “However, most conservation practices require an initial investment from farmers and ranchers, which can be a barrier to implementation.” Johnson recently published …

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