All articles in 'Agrifocus'


Uganda Oil:Deal or No Deal for Farmers?

Strategic investment in non-oil sectors such as agriculture – which remains a dominant sector, is pa...

28th June 2013
Uganda: Agriculture Sector Budget Should focus on...

The agriculture sector remains among the lowest ranked sectors in the national budget.

7th June 2013
GMO: Uganda Must Rethink Biosafety Law

If destinations for Uganda’s agro products like coffee, tea, cotton, flowers and tobacco outlawed GM...

9th May 2013
Agriculture can drive Africa’s Developmental Regio...

Broad production base and markets to scale up value addition Pests and use of prohibited farm input...

5th August 2013
Africa Food Imports Costs Equivalent to Aid

Africa imports close to USD 50 billion worth of food, equivalent to what the continent receives as O...

5th March 2013
Africa Food Imports Costs Equivalent to Aid

Africa imports close to USD 50 billion worth of food, equivalent to what the continent receives as O...

13th March 2013
Empowering Sustainable Agriculture

By 2050, the Earth will need to feed 9 billion people with the same amount of land, water and natura...

20th January 2014
Can Agribusiness Work for Africa?

Agribusiness is one of the keys to efficiency and innovation in Africa’s agricultural sector...........

3rd May 2013
Handouts Compromise Food Security in Africa

Continent’s 900 million farmers unable to satisfy Africans' hunger It is ironical that 90% of Afric...

9th April 2013
Farmers Prepare for a New African Consumer

Africa’s 33 million smallholder farmers are responsible for up to 90 per cent of the continent’s a...

4th November 2013
Farmers Prepare for a New African Consumer

Africa’s 33 million smallholder farmers are responsible for up to 90 per cent of the continent’s agr...

29th October 2013
Nigeria: Revamping Agriculture

Last year,  we faced a serious challenge posed by  floods.  Many panicked. The press was...

15th November 2013
Biotechnology: Key to Food Security

I used to be skeptical of GM crops. Then I saw what they can do. Now I’m a true believer...

26th February 2014
Obsession with 30 out of 30,000 Edible Plants Driv...

Out of the known 30,000 edible plant species, just 30, including maize, rice and wheat make up 95 pe...

3rd March 2014
Africa Land Grab Unacceptable

Africa’s citizenry must on the other hand be proactive and make productive use of arable land that i...

3rd September 2013
African Women Lose War Against Weeds

An estimated 100 million African women spend over 20 billion hours of hard, manual labour to chop we...

31st December 2013
Banana Bunchy Top Virus Spreading in Nigeria

Researchers have raised the alarm over the increasing spread of banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) acros...

6th August 2013
Obama Food Aid Proposal: Opportunity for Africa

Pumping food aid into poor countries’ markets distorts and compromises the target country’s markets....

9th July 2013
Africa and the Pesticides Paradox

African farmers should study the predicament of their Asian counterparts The demand for food by Afr...

26th August 2013
Farmers Prepare for a New African Consumer

Africa’s 33 million smallholder farmers are responsible for up to 90 per cent of the continent’s agr...

12th November 2013
Farmers Prepare for a New African Consumer

Africa’s 33 million smallholder farmers are responsible for up to 90 per cent of the continent’s agr...

20th October 2013
African Women Lose War Against Weeds

An estimated 100 million African women spend over 20 billion hours of hard, manual labour to chop we...

15th December 2013
Transforming Agriculture in Africa

Agriculture, the sector which seems to hold one of the key solutions for the continent’s transformat...

28th January 2014
Africa and the Pesticides Paradox

African farmers should study the predicament of their Asian counterparts The demand for food by Afr...

6th September 2013
African Women Lose War Against Weeds

An estimated 100 million African women spend over 20 billion hours of hard, manual labour to chop we...

3rd December 2013
Zimbabwe: Revitalising Agriculture

We have the people, we have the land, we have the water, and we have the climate.

1st October 2013
Obsession with 30 out of 30,000 Edible Plants Driv...

Out of the known 30,000 edible plant species, just 30, including maize, rice and wheat make up 95 pe...

9th March 2014
Obsession with 30 out of 30,000 Edible Plants Driv...

Out of the known 30,000 edible plant species, just 30, including maize, rice and wheat make up 95 pe...

18th March 2014
Food Security: Why Dry Areas Should Invest In Inno...

while obesity is a key problem in parts of the world, including the Gulf, fully forty percent of chi...

18th February 2014
Africa’s Manpower Destroyed by Hidden Hunger

The Interplay between Food Security and Human Potential Africa needs qualified manpower to help her...

23rd June 2013
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