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Key Players in African Seed Sector Meet

Without a viable, sustainable system that provides our farmers with improved higher yielding and dis...

5th October 2009
Women and Food Insecurity in Africa

My father has the legal title to our land but it is my mother who spends 90% of her time hoe-in-hand...

13th October 2009
Africa Can Feed Itself!

We need brain-fed but not rain fed agriculture to turn around the smallholder sector in Africa and...

27th October 2009
Historic Partnership to Increase Food Production...

The two organizations will join forces to work directly with national governments and partners acros...

9th November 2009
Hunger War Needs Stewardship

A lot of focus has been on facilitating access by small holder farmers to technologies that have ove...

11th November 2009
Hunger War Needs Stewardship

Imagine what will happen to the soils, when small holder farmers get swamped by all sorts of contain...

17th November 2009
Ethiopian Food Scientist Feted at Home

This is the first time the award has been given to an Ethiopian for work in science and technology.

16th November 2009
Partnering for Action on Africa's Farms

Helping Africa to feed itself and transform its agriculture into a more productive, competitive and...

17th November 2009
Mugabe: Why Food Security is Elusive

We have seen a wish to make us dependent on food imports as opposed to enhancing our own capacity f...

23rd November 2009
Food Quantity or Food Quality?

Food security is about the dietary needs and food preferences of people, so that they have access to...

23rd November 2009
Hunger War Needs Stewardship

Imagine what will happen to the soils, when small holder farmers get swamped by all sorts of contain...

24th November 2009
The Economic Cost of Climate Change in Africa

More than 60 per cent of the world’s population growth will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change...

8th December 2009
Attract Great Minds to Agriculture

For Africa and most developing countries, the agricultural sector and law enforcement systems have b...

7th December 2009
Rwanda Hailed for Focus on Agriculture

The Rwanda Investment Plan has clear priorities for addressing hunger, malnutrition and poverty chal...

11th December 2009
Climate Change: From Threat to Opportunity

“Climate change has brought humanity to a critical crossroads,” says Gerald Nelson, a senior researc...

14th December 2009
Smallholder Farming in Africa: Climate Casualty or...

For hundreds of millions of people in Africa, climate change is not about lowering smoke stack emiss...

15th December 2009
Malawi’s Land Policy Headed for Catastrophe

45 percent of Malawians – nearly half the population – will be without food between now and December...

5th January 2010
Climate Change Eschatology Bad for Agriculture

It is important to push for stewardship in the quest to feed the world and accumulate wealth.

15th December 2009
Climate Change Eschatology Bad for Agriculture

A step to reduce wastage say, in crop production, can go a long way in addressing environmental conc...

21st December 2009
Suspending Gratification...part of Stewardship

Farmers can exercise the right of consciously suspending "immediate gratification" if offered wider...

29th December 2009
Suspending Gratification...part of Stewardship

Farmers can exercise the right of consciously suspending "immediate gratification" if offered wider...

5th January 2010
Agro-imperialism: A Threat to Africa’s Survival

Africa is growing backwards. Koreans, Chinese and now Arabs have bought huge parcels of fertile land...

11th January 2010
Suspending Gratification...part of Stewardship

Populations facing starvation have not consciously opted to be hungry in order to enjoy life on anot...

12th January 2010
Improving Fortunes of Farmers in Africa's Savannah

Local farmers say the improved seeds have raised their incomes, improved health and agricultural pro...

19th January 2010
Conspiracy on Crop Production: Bacteria and Attitu...

Large swathes of land in western Kenya are infected by bacteria by the name Ralstonia solanacearum.

19th January 2010
IITA Tutors Africa on Fighting Banana Diseases

All familiar banana types - cooking, juicing, dessert and plantain - are in danger of being wiped ou...

25th January 2010
Conspiracy on Crop Production: Bacteria and Attitu...

Bacteria wilt coincidently attacks crops that are fast moving at the market place such as tomatoes,...

26th January 2010
Crop Failure: Conspiracy or Lack of Awareness?

A reader was incensed at my use of “Conspiracy on crop production” in my previous posting. Sure enou...

3rd February 2010
Fertilizer Use Promises Increased Banana Yields

Yields doubled from 10 to 20 tonnes per hectare per year in Central Uganda with modest fertilizer ap...

8th February 2010
Crop Failure: Conspiracy or Lack of Awareness?

A reader was incensed at my use of “Conspiracy on crop production” in my previous posting. Sure en...

9th February 2010
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