XIV World Forestry Congress: Durban, South Africa, 7–11 September 2015

Launch of Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 – President Zuma to open congress – Vision 2050 for forests and forestry. The need for governments, civil...

Small farmers in Africa’s battle for agricultural development

Kenya: While policymakers hope small-scale farmers can drive Africa's development, there are clear obstacles to greater productivity Kitui farmer Wayua Mwanza digs a zai pit Fine...

Innovation on the Agenda – EcoNet Launches EcoFarmer, Zimbabwe Farming Insurance Strategy

Entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa is at the forefront of agricultural modernism in Zimbabwe, one to be commended by the international community. It appears that Africa’s homegrown...

Cameroon dedicates $20 million to support national agricultural development

Cameroon dedicates $20 million to support national agricultural development / Historic new cooperation program established between government and FAO Cameroon and FAO today signed two...

AGCO Starts Local Production in North Africa

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, held a ceremony yesterday to mark the production of the first...

Students begin studies in Africa’s first-ever junior management agribusiness training program

AGCO Agribusiness Qualification set to bring young talent into the agricultural value chain AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment,...

Maize breeders benefit from using drones

By SciDev.Net - Busani Bafana Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per...

To create food security in Africa, focus on the value chain

The tragic famine in Somalia has once again focused concern on food security in Africa.  There are many facets to this issue, and many...

Africa: Eating insects ‘could cut greenhouse gas emissions’

Dining on crickets, locusts, or even cockroaches, instead of cattle or pigs, could ease both food insecurity and climate change, according to researchers. Insects caught...

Canada and Australia select five African research teams to improve food security

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) today announced five projects in Eastern and Southern Africa...

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