In Brief: Chad averts locust threat

Chad has eliminated the threat of a full-scale locust invasion in its northern region, a pastoralist zone dotted with oases that provide water for...

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!

In response to numerous requests from partners, the abstract submission deadline has been extended till 30 April 2013. Participants planning to present a paper or...

New Coffee Roasting Plant Will Boost Farmers’ Incomes

Rwanda:   Positive moves are afoot to significantly improve margins on revenues from coffee export in Rwanda by growing a new coffee roasting plant.  Once...

Engaging South Africa on FAO’s Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes

The aim of the one-day seminar is to raise awareness about the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes and to identify modalities and opportunities...

Uncovering South Africa’s Natural Riches

2010 Toyota Enviro Outreach and International Barcode of Life (iBOL) will document life in biodiversity hotspots. A fleet of Toyota (10 Toyota Hilux pickups) carrying South...

Zimbabwe: e-Vouchers boost access to agricultural inputs

Johnson Mhaka, 50, an agro-dealer based in Goromonzi, about 40km southeast of the capital Harare, is enjoying robust 2012-13 sales thanks to the UN...

Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies

When one thinks of farming, butterflies are not the first commodity that comes to mind. But in Tanzania, this unlikely crop is cultivated to...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 February 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 February 2011 New soybean varieties changing farmers' fortunes in...

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...

To Bring Green Revolution to Africa, Countries Must Develop New Technologies

African countries cannot blindly adopt food policy initiatives that spurred the Green Revolution in Asia as a way to promote agricultural development, according to...

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