All articles in 'Agrifocus'


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
How to Feed the World

To feed the world, food production has to be scaled up by 70%. Cereal production ought to go up to 3...

14th November 2011
How to Feed the World

To feed the world, food production has to be scaled up by 70%. Cereal production ought to go up to 3...

22nd November 2011
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources fo...

South Africa is a member of the United Nations (UN) and therefore subscribes to bodies such as the F...

22nd November 2011
Climate Change: Address Neglected Foods

Indigenous African crops are in urgent need of protection from the negative impact caused by climate...

26th November 2011
Climate Change: Address Neglected Foods

Indigenous African crops are in urgent need of protection from the negative impact caused by climate...

5th December 2011
Climate Change: Address Neglected Foods

Indigenous African crops are in urgent need of protection from the negative impact caused by clima...

10th December 2011
Climate Change: Address Neglected Foods

Indigenous African crops are in urgent need of protection from the negative impact caused by climate...

15th December 2011
Fertilizer Subsidy Programs in Africa Scrutinized

The workshop highlighted the tensions and mistrusts among public agricultural institutions and priva...

31st December 2011
African Farmers Must Dump Organic Farming

With 60% of the World’s untilled arable land, low uptake in farming technology gives wealthy nations...

10th January 2012
African Farmers Must Dump Organic Farming

With 60% of the World’s untilled arable land, low uptake in farming technology gives wealthy nations...

17th January 2012
Information Technology Threatens Africa's Food Sec...

Information Technology (IT) while driving up standards of living Africa has sacrificed the much need...

23rd January 2012
Trial Farms Raise Farming Standards and Yields

To ensure farmers are receptive to farming practices on demonstration plots, their results are compa...

30th January 2012
Information Technology Threatens Africa's Food Sec...

Information Technology (IT) while driving up standards of living Africa has sacrificed the much need...

31st January 2012
Legume Boom in Western Kenya Spurs Farmers to Bulk...

Small Holder Farmers (SHFs) who traditionally relied on seed companies for all their seeds are now b...

6th February 2012
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