All articles in 'Agrifocus'


Five Policies for Growing Africa’s Agriculture

Attendees argued for active adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (...

25th September 2012
Climate Change and Agriculture: Role of Trade Unio...

The current structure of most Unions is poorly situated to dealing with climate change and its effec...

25th September 2012
Water Security Crucial for Food Security

Africa Must Invest in Water Management Policies The drought ravaging parts of the United States of...

25th September 2012
Conservation Agriculture to Increase Yields and St...

Zero tillage an additional tool to food security A project to wean farmers off digging and to incre...

1st October 2012
Conservation Agriculture to Increase Yields and St...

Zero tillage an additional tool to food security A project to wean farmers off digging and to incre...

9th October 2012
Use Food Security Indexes to Migrate from Talk to...

Food security indexes offer experts useful insights African countries face threats of unrest occasi...

16th October 2012
Use Food Security Indexes to Migrate from Talk to...

Food security indexes offer experts useful insights African countries face threats of unrest occasi...

22nd October 2012
Use Food Security Indexes to Migrate from Talk to...

Food security indexes offer experts useful insights African countries face threats of unrest occasi...

29th October 2012
Cheap Potato Varieties to Boost Food security

Potato farmers in East and Central Africa now have access to relatively cheap sources of potato var...

24th February 2009
Agricultural Stewardship Tips

Good farming practices and effective crop protection are imperative in a world where environmental s...

2nd March 2009
Agricultural Stewardship Tips

Access information on safe farming practices, various farming equipment and good product stewardship...

24th March 2009
Agricultural Stewardship Tips

Access information on safe farming practices, various farming equipment and good product stewardship...

31st March 2009
Africa’s Smallholder Farmers to Tap USD 150 Bill...

The market for milk, meat, and staple food crops like maize, banana, sorghum, rice and millet within...

18th May 2009
Technology and Land Grabs: Redefining Peasantry in...

The international community may not appreciate the causes of the African version of fear of technolo...

19th May 2009
Biotechnology: Africa’s Hope for Food Security and...

African countries are increasingly assessing a range of tools and technologies, including agricultur...

25th May 2009
Biotechnology: Africa Must Take Decisive Action

AU Member States have been called upon by the African Union Commission to make a 20-year Vision for...

31st May 2009
120 nations in Tunis to share Benefits of Food Tr...

For the first time, farmers in poor countries are to be rewarded under a binding international treat...

9th June 2009
Why the Growing Interest in Large-Scale Land Acqui...

Long-term land leases – for 50 or even 99 years – are unsustainable unless there is some level of lo...

12th June 2009
Africa: A Sleeping Agricultural Giant?

Africa could be a global player in bulk commodities such as rice and cotton. A vast stretch of Afric...

23rd June 2009
Technology: Key to Environmental Sustainability an...

Today in Africa, organic farming practices surely cannot be characterized as either efficient or eco...

27th August 2009
Africa's Famine: Case of Drought or Malware?

When one talks about famine in Africa, it is also crucial to take a moment to evaluate the hostile a...

1st September 2009
Agriculture in Africa: Who is Driving It?

Africans receive food aid     Photo courtesy As long as Africans do not colle...

7th September 2009
Kampala: Concern Over Land Giveaways

The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) is concerned about the recent spree of land giveaways by the governme...

8th September 2009
Crop Production: Wider Stewardship Needed

The impact of dramatic warming or cooling of the earth can be so devastating on crops.

15th September 2009
Norman Borlaug: A Reminiscence

When people stop talking about farmers, when people fail to recognise their role in feeding the coun...

19th September 2009
Crop Production: Wider Stewardship Needed

Healthy discussions on whether climate change is human induced or not, have led to widening the scop...

21st September 2009
Pollination: Key to Food Security and Environmenta...

Elsewhere in the world, pollinators are highly protected. Likewise, they contribute a lot in terms o...

23rd September 2009
The World Seed Conference: Good for Farmers?

The patenting of seeds, extension of plant variety protection and rollout of a global regime of inte...

23rd September 2009
Food Security: Africa Must Honour Maputo Declarati...

Farmer field school in Uganda Photo courtesyWe live in a world dominated by buzzwords. T...

5th October 2009
Women and Food Insecurity in Africa

Indigenous societies' respect for the strategic knowledge held by women kept agriculture alive but W...

6th October 2009
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