New Head of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Ugandan Dr Denis Tumwesigye Kyetere has been appointed the Executive Director at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). Dr Kyetere will assume office on 1...

New maize could prepare farmers for climate change

New varieties of drought-tolerant maize could deliver a US$1.5 billion gain in food and income in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as helping smallholders...

FAO helps Darfur farmers and herders live in peace / Farmers enjoy bumper harvest...

In a field in North Darfur, farmer Salaheldin Suleiman Hilal looks pleased. He’s finished harvesting his golden sorghum crop and unlike previous years he...

Region Launches Agricultural Research Centre

The launch of a regional agricultural research centre has demonstrated SADC's commitment to improving food security in the region. Margaret-Nyirenda-Director-of-SADC’s-Food-Agriculture-and-Natural-Resources Located in Gaborone, Botswana, the Coordination...

Emissions cuts also offer quick health and crop benefits

Reducing methane and black carbon emissions could quickly tackle climate change while improving food security and people's health, especially in developing countries, a study reports. Clean cooking stoves are...

U.S. Provides Grants for 20 New Farm Service Centers to Help Ethiopian Farmers

Farm Service Centers are one-stop-shops where farmers can get advice, receive training and purchase quality, reasonably-priced, region-appropriate seeds, fertilizers and other supplies to increase...

Zimbabwe: WFP buy local scheme helps farmers

HARARE, 27 December 2011 (IRIN) - Veteran small-scale farmer Trynos Mamombe has returned to maize farming after two years, thanks to a multi-partner initiative...

Farmers make more money with ecological farming- Greenpeace

More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today....

South Africa: Entrepreneur of the year has passion for rural areas

Pretoria - A Limpopo woman has walked away with the 2010 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award pledging to make an impact on the...

Africa needs new organisations that support innovation

The scientific community should create a new generation of intergovernmental organisations that promote innovative science to address economic problems in Africa, argues Calestous Juma,...

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