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More than 75 networking portals for Farmers

Over 75 portals were developed by government dedicated to the farming sector in order to make farmers aware of developments in technology and connect them better to the market.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Sierra Leone will soon establish an E-Government infrastructure that will enhance efficiency and transparency in governance. The Ministry has officially launched the the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) website .

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Experts from Nepal have called for designing poor-oriented public-private partnership (PPP) model to expedite the growth of agriculture sector of the country.

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African farmers are using mobile phones to diagnose and treat crop diseases that cause massive losses to farmers, presenting an opportunity to increase yields as location-specific information about disease threats is made available.

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The National Agro Foundation is organising agricultural technologies and livelihood and training programmes that have the potential to benefit millions of small farmers in India.

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The Central Government has approved the continuation of the ongoing schemes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and seven sub-schemes during the 2007-2012 period at Rs 199.53 crore to enhance horticultural productivity and profitability.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given grant of Shs7 billion to Grameen Foundation to support agricultural technology, healthcare, and also improve access of information services by rural farmers in Uganda and Ghana.

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The State Bank of Pakistan is launching a Special Pilot Project in Sindh from the current Kharif season to improve the availability of agricultural credit to the farmers on fast track basis.

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US based investment firm Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) will soon launch a $75 million fund in India focused on taking stakes in agriculture-related businesses.

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Chile Ministry of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation of India signed an agreement to boost agricultural innovation by increasing connectivity in the rural areas of both nations by installing wireless WiFi and WiMax technology.

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