EAC and AU-IBAR sign MoU

The East African Community and the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand their co-operation...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

Below is a round up of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints...

Food Security For Uganda Is The Only Way Forward

In a recent retreat held in Entebbe, various national and international stakeholders in agriculture   came up with recommendations in regard to food security. Some...

Agri-parks will help your farmers

By– SAnews.gov.za - Gabi Khumalo Making a living in farming is not easy. For many small scale farmers, commercial farming is hard. For small farmers wanting...

Food security in East Africa gets research boost

A consortium of East African institutes is researching new seed varieties better suited to dry areas to combat the effects of climate change...

IFCEU and Syngenta Foundation to Expand Weather Insurance to One Million East African Farmers

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed two grant agreements, with a combined value of $3.9 million, with the Syngenta Foundation for...

African farmers reap little benefit from oil price drop

NAIROBI: From the coffee plantations of Uganda to the maize fields of Zambia, the collapse in world oil prices has so far brought few...

Herakles Farms Appoints Dr. Atanga Ekobo as Vice President of Conservation in Cameroon

Former World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Program Coordinator to Lead Environmental Sustainability Efforts Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture...

NIGER-CHAD: Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel?

MAO, 16 April 2012 (IRIN) - With drought conditions chronic in the Sahel, many farmers give up trying to grow crops and head to...

MADAGASCAR: Small steps towards land reform

TALATA, 13 April 2012 (IRIN) - When officials asked everybody in the commune (sub-district) of Talata in Madagascar's central Amoron'i Mania region to register...

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