Nearly three million SA households in agriculture

Nearly three million households in South Africa are engaged in agricultural activities, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) says. The data, which shows that 2.9 million...

DuPont to Advance Agricultural Research and Technological Innovation in Africa

DuPont and Pannar Seed (Pty) Limited today closed on a transaction in which DuPont Pioneer acquired majority ownership in Pannar, a South Africa-based seed...

EIAR and AGRA Launch New Breeding Initiative to Increase Productivity of Key Grain Crops...

Three-year initiative will boost household food security and incomes through introduction of high-yielding varieties in Ethiopia Today, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa...

Two African Development Bank projects in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire receive US Treasury Awards...

AfDB is the first multilateral development bank to receive recognition for two projects in the same year Two outstanding African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) initiatives,...

How Africa Can Transform Land Tenure, Revolutionize Agriculture, and End Poverty, A Ten Step...

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the world’s usable, uncultivated land but so far the continent has not been able to develop...

Global Leaders to Focus on the Potential of African Agriculture

The Rockefeller Foundation, marking 100 years of global innovation, is hosting a Summit in Abuja, Nigeria titled, "Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic...

Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger

Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger / From reducing to eradicating hunger: a new common goal that can make...

“Will Malawi’s progress endure?” – UN expert on eve of right to food mission

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, will conduct an information-gathering mission to the Republic of Malawi from...

FAO’s Locust Watch issues latest Desert Locust Bulletin

FAO’s Locust Watch information service has just issued the latest Desert Locust Bulletin which contains forecasts for locust breeding this summer season. Information for Sudan...

Ancient Egyptian river could be revived for farming

By Ian Randall - SciDev.Net Image - Andy Johnstone / Panos A 5,000-year-old river could be resurrected to bring sustainable agriculture to one of the planet's...

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