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...

Ministerial conference adopts integrated African strategy for meteorology

An integrated African strategy for meteorology to meet challenges such as climate change and extreme weather hazards has been adopted by a ministerial-level conference...

AGRA to help implement new G8 Global Partnership Initiative on Food Security

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) (http://www.agra-alliance.org) was given a key role in the G8′s next phase of a shared commitment...

Disease-resistant coffee stuck in Ugandan labs

Coffee farmers in Uganda are missing out on improved, disease-resistant varieties developed three years ago, because of a lack of government...

Carbon projects for smallholder farmers can ‘reduce poverty’

Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on small-scale farms can help African farmers access carbon markets and reduce poverty, and should be scaled-up, according...

Mobile app will help millions of farmers

High-tech Scots excellence will help tens of millions of farmers across Africa to solve animal health issues, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed yesterday. Glasgow-based...

Tropical countries struggle to engage with REDD+

Most tropical developing countries are struggling to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss, and will need international support to implement the UN REDD+ scheme,...

Patents fail to boost crop yields

By SciDev.Net - Jan Piotrowski Policies that secure intellectual property rights (IPRs) for agricultural innovations often fail to encourage technology transfer to developing countries or...

Groundbreaking Index Launched to Empower Women and Fight Hunger

A significant new breakthrough in the measurement of women's empowerment in developing countries was launched on February 27. The "Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index"...

Scientists find genetic trick to make iron-rich rice

MANILA: Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in their quest to develop a rice variety to address iron and zinc deficiencies  that affect...

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