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Save and Grow, an environmentally-friendly farming model promoted by FAO, can sustainably increase cassava yields by up to 400 percent and help turn this...

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By Wagdy Sahel - SciDev.Net Iranian scientists have coated a water filter with silver nanoparticles to prevent fungal infections in fish farmed indoors, in a...

African soil diversity mapped for the first time

By Bernard Appiah - SciDev.Net A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa — the first such book mapping this...

Desert Locust situation update

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Canada Works to Improve Business Environment for African Agriculture

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, attended the World Economic Forum on Africa, Grow Africa Investment Forum, and G-8 New Alliance for...

Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

Food security in South Sudan is deteriorating in the face of ongoing conflict, high food prices, and the large-scale return of refugee and internally...

Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma - SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal 'government group network' to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA)...

Will Somalia get enough rain this year?

Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the...

Rice research and development in Africa create history

The recent news of unprecedented growth rates of rice production and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) based on an analysis of independent data by...

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