These innovative finance models will go a long way to replicate and scale many of the agricultural innovations already happening across the continent. The Dutch Agriculture Development and Trading Company, for example, developed a technology that brings a mobile cassava processing plant to villages and enables farmers in Mozambique to process their roots into cassava cakes that can be stored for up to two years opening new markets that were once limited because of root spoilage during transportation. In another example, The Rockefeller Foundation-supported Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation project, an integrated risk management scheme developed by the Relief Society of Tigray and Oxfam America, helps Ethiopian farmers strengthen their food and income security through a combination of improved resource management, crop insurance, microcredit, and savings. The poorest farmers are eligible to pay for insurance with their labour through resilience-building projects in their communities. In addition to financing, catalytic innovations for growth are also emerging, including leveraging mobile phone technology to better share and disseminate information, structuring agricultural jobs as rural entrepreneurial enterprises to attract younger workers, and addressing gender inequities that hinder the income generation of women farmers.
The July 27 vote was boycotted by the Islamist, nationalist and liberal opposition but saw turnout of 52.5 percent, sharply up on the record low of 40 percent in the previous election in December. The new cabinet is Kuwait's 12th since 2006. The emirate has been hit by a series of political crises that have forced 11 cabinets to resign and parliament to be dissolved on six occasions. Disputes between successive governments and parliament have stalled development in the wealthy Gulf state which has surpluses of around $400 billion thanks to high oil prices over the past 12 years.
The salary for this position will be $90,000 annually. Submit resume by mail to Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director, Department of Revenue, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908. Applications must be submitted by no later than Friday, August 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM. The State of Rhode Island and the City of East Providence are EEO/AA employers. MUNICIPAL FINANCE ADVISOR GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The position of Municipal Finance Advisor was created by statute, and the duties and responsibilities are defined in Rhode Island General Law 45-9-10 as amended during the 2013 Legislative Session.
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