All articles in 'Agrifocus'


Famine in Africa: A symptom of surrendered leaders...

A search on Google reveals a flood of foreign voices discussing famine and starvation in Africa; c...

11th July 2011
Kenya Food Crisis: Genuine or Artificial?

Malawi is a case worth emulating. From a net food importer to a net food exporter, Malawi has priori...

18th July 2011
Famine in Africa: A symptom of surrendered leaders...

A search on Google reveals a flood of foreign voices discussing famine and starvation in Africa; con...

18th July 2011
Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

Key amongst CAADP programmes implemented by COMESA is the regional food security and risk management...

25th July 2011
GMOs: Which Way for Africa?

Who owns this technology? Who has the control rights for GMOs? A few companies nicknamed the "Gene G...

25th July 2011
Famine Puts African Leaders on Trial

To blame nature and drought lets the real culprits responsible for the dehumanisng conditions caused...

25th July 2011
Africa Tea Farming Outlook

Africa still faces challenges such as: inadequate value addition leading to export of tea in bulk, h...

2nd August 2011
Famine Puts African Leaders on Trial

To blame nature and drought lets the real culprits responsible for the dehumanisng conditions caused...

2nd August 2011
Famine Puts African Leaders on Trial

To blame nature and drought lets the real culprits responsible for the dehumanisng conditions caused...

9th August 2011
The Famine Narrative

We often causally equate drought with famine. Yet reality is more complex and more frustrating. Re...

9th August 2011
Fix Toxic Politics and Feed the Hungry

The famine problem in The Horn of Africa is attributable to the toxic politics of famine

15th August 2011
Growing Nigeria's Agriculture

Nigeria can no longer continue to depend on expensive food imports, and thin and volatile global mar...

16th August 2011
Fix Toxic Politics and Feed the Hungry

The famine problem in The Horn of Africa is attributable to the toxic politics of famine...

19th August 2011
Hunger: The Woes of Kenyan Farmers

Kenya Seed Company is slow in processing payments to contracted farmers and is opaque to farmers’ ne...

19th August 2011
Oyster Shellfish: Africa's Untapped Food Security?

The $100 billion global aquaculture industry is the fastest growing food industry in the world.

27th August 2011
Famine in Africa: Population not to blame

To tame famine episodes Africa policy makers must deliberately exclude reliance on natural forces fr...

30th August 2011
Famine in Africa: Population not to blame

To tame famine episodes Africa policy makers must deliberately exclude reliance on natural forces fr...

6th September 2011
Famine in Africa: Population not to blame

To tame famine episodes Africa policy makers must deliberately exclude reliance on natural forces fr...

12th September 2011
Blue Revolution for Nigeria

Nigeria’s complex straddling trans-boundary Exclusive Economic Zone (EZZ) is replete with migratory...

19th September 2011
Causes of Famine in Africa

While the global capacity to produce food has increased; structural weakness and warped policies hav...

20th September 2011
Causes of Famine in Africa

While the global capacity to produce food has increased; structural weakness and warped policies hav...

26th September 2011
Adapting Food Crops To Climate Change in the Next...

Responding to appeals from African leaders for new tools to deal with the effects of climate change...

3rd October 2011
Control Weeds to Fight Famine in Africa

Striga weed costs Sub Saharan Africa an estimated $1 billion USD worth of losses and negatively affe...

3rd October 2011
Control Weeds to Fight Famine in Africa

Striga weed costs Sub Saharan Africa an estimated $1 billion USD worth of losses and negatively affe...

7th October 2011
Hunger: Quest for Brown Revolution

Howard Buffet, a leading philanthropist has called for a “brown revolution” that focuses more on soi...

17th October 2011
Food Security: What Options for Kenya?

The immediate intervention to guarantee food security would be to make agriculture a sustainable and...

21st October 2011
Extra Billionth Person Good for Farmers

The 7th billionth baby set to be delivered on October 31, 2011 will offer world farmers another oppo...

21st October 2011
Extra Billionth Person Good for Farmers

The 7th billionth baby set to be delivered on October 31, 2011 will offer world farmers another oppo...

30th October 2011
Food Insecurity: Unacceptable in Africa

Of the 36 countries identified to be in a state of food security crisis globally, 20 are located in...

7th November 2011
Extra Billionth Person Good for Farmers

The 7th billionth baby set to be delivered on October 31, 2011 will offer world farmers another oppo...

8th November 2011
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