All articles in 'Agrifocus'


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
New Technologies will Feed the Billionth African

Africans should also invest in food production in other African countries to ensure food security at...

1st 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 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
Africa’s Elusive but Untapped Market

Supposing agro-based companies offered a value proposition for “better life;” an estimated 750 milli...

16th February 2010
Investments in Agriculture Doomed without Small- S...

“Feeding the growing populations of the developing world is a daunting challenge that also presents...

16th February 2010
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