Agri-tech can turn African Savannah into global food basket – African Development Bank

The African Development Bank has determined that the African Savannah can support the production of maize, soybean, and livestock, and transform the continent into...

Rwanda workshop to focus on mainstreaming land policy and governance into national developmental plan

The workshop successfully provided inputs to the study report on mainstreaming land in agriculture in Madagascar and identified the entry points for the ministry...

Experts discuss land governance to increase agricultural investment

Representatives of farmers and of civil society organisations, providers of small, low-interest loans and Rwanda government officials met this Tuesday in Kigali to discuss...

USAID Innovations

The following is being released by the U.S. Agency for International Development:   Financing Developing Market Growth The USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) is an innovative model...

FAO’s tool weighs pros and cons of biofuels

Calculating the costs and benefits of investing in biofuels may become easier for policymakers with a guide launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

Fish farming project changes lives

By Nosihle Shelembe–SAnews.gov.za In a community where over 50 percent of the population rely on government grants and over 20 percent of households live below...

Complex causes underpin undernourishment and malnutrition in the Near East and North Africa

Complex causes underpin undernourishment and malnutrition in the Near East and North Africa / FAO highlights need for strategic regional cooperation on food security Conflict,...

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...

Bubble desalination latest effort to boost crop growth

By Ian Randall - SciDev.Net Researchers in Australia are seeking to build a prototype ‘Bubble-Greenhouse’ that could provide remote, arid places with a low-tech, low-maintenance...

Weevil detector could protect palm trees

A machine that detects the red palm weevil, a pest that devastates palm trees across the Middle East and North Africa, could help...

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