Archive | August 29, 2012

Arusha to host meet on green revolution

African heads of State, ministers, private agribusiness firms, financial institutions, farmers, non-governmental organisations and agricultural scientists will be among the delegates to the Africa Green Revolution Forum (Agrf) to be held here next month.The high profile event at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge outside Arusha scheduled for September 26-28, will be organised by the Alliance for […]

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Microfinance and female empowerment: Do institutions matter?

Microfinance programmes increasingly target poor women in developing countries with the expectation that, besides poverty reduction, having access to microcredit advances their empowerment. However, research provides?conflicting evidence?and shows that empowerment may not, or may only be partially achieved. This study explores if variations in the socio-cultural, economic and microfinance organisational contexts explain why some programmes […]

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AfDB promises to boost farm sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to heavily assist the country?s agricultural development endeavors, so that Tanzania grow a wide-range of food crops to ably feed the region and Africa at large. AfDB President, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, who is attending the ongoing five-day historic annual bank?s meeting in Arusha, said Tanzania have enough land, […]

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Microfinance Opportunities in Zimbabwe

Globally the total unmet demand by MSMEs is in the range of $2,1 trillion to $2,5 trillion. In Zimbabwe the demand for credit by MSMEs is estimated to be over $500 million.Currently less than 10% of this demand is being adequately addressed. There are vast opportunities in the industry. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) […]

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