Small African Organic Cocoa Farmers Get Boost to Market

Organic cocoa grown in Vanuatu is high quality and certifiable, but farmers there have small plots, and therefore little competitive market power. Massage School...

Highlights of FAO Results in Africa in 2014 / Family farming at the center...

The FAO Regional Office for Africa has just released a new publication Highlights of FAO Results in Africa in 2014. It aims at illustrating,...

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...

New crop varieties can cut poverty, study finds

The thorny question of whether improved crop varieties do, in fact, lift peasant farmers out of poverty has been answered positively in a study of...

Agricultural jobs for youth in Africa in the spotlight at High-Level Continental Conference

Engaging young people through use of information and communication technologies as a solution to end hunger and poverty The Youth Employment in Agriculture Conference will...

Climate change killing trees across the Sahel, says study

Trees throughout Africa's Sahel region — vital to peoples' livelihoods — are dying as a result of long-term drought linked to climate change, according to...

African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture

Africans cannot prosper on just hopeful summit declarations – Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by...

Right to Food expert summit in Nairobi to assess progress/challenges in Eastern and Southern...

More than 45 food experts, parliamentarians, national human rights institutions and policy-makers from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and...

Root-imaging technology could improve crop resilience

Mexican researchers have welcomed a breakthrough in imaging plant roots, saying it could help breeders develop new varieties of crops that can thrive in harsh conditions. The...

South Africa: Entrepreneur of the year has passion for rural areas

Pretoria - A Limpopo woman has walked away with the 2010 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award pledging to make an impact on the...

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