Morocco signs agriculture deal with Algeria

In a bid to boost agricultural production in the Maghreb, Algeria and Morocco Monday signed in Rabat a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in...

GM banana resistant to fungus shows promise

A banana strain resistant to a common fungal disease could help smallholder farmers in East Africa better control the crippling disease,...

Sharing agricultural knowledge in Africa ‘vital for food security’

African countries have been told that they need to do more to share agricultural knowledge and information — including the wider...

African farmers ‘need more relevant climate predictions’

Seasonal climate predictions have been limited in their ability to meet the needs of rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study. Uncertain rainfall and climate...

Conference calls for education to combat aflatoxins

Aflatoxins, toxic compounds produced by fungi that blight crops and endanger human health across Africa, could be brought under control with...

Africa’s agricultural R&D spending ‘a mixed bag’

The amount of money that Sub-Saharan African countries spend annually on agricultural research and development (R&D) rose by 20 per cent...

MALAWI: New farming practices grow healthier children

Ekwendeni, 8 April 2011 (IRIN) - Ten years ago Joyce Mhoni, head of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit at Ekwendeni Hospital in the...

East African network to boost bioscience innovations

A hub to connect and fund East African agricultural researchers, and assist them in reaching out to the private sector, may yield products...

‘Toxic sugar bait’ could help control malaria

Extracts from melon and guava, as well as beer and boric acid, can together make an irresistible, yet potentially fatal, trap...

President of Gambia endorses Green Tech Farming

President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh has launched in Banjul, two five-year 24 million U.S. dollars projects, the Gambia Growth and Competitiveness Project (GGCP) and...

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