Features

[Column] Thierry Ngoga: Harvesting potential: bolstering government efforts to reach Africa’s farmers

04-26-2021 | 13:37:32
According to the constitutions of many African countries, every citizen has the right to adequate food of acceptable quality.

[Rwanda] SHEKINA enterprise finds export market for dried cassava leaves product

04-19-2021 | 11:06:00
SHEKINA Enterprise is a going-concern Rwandan food processing company, created in 2007 from the idea of MBATEZIMANA who visited a small market in his home village and met some girls who were throwing cassava leaves in the garbage and decided to come up with an innovative product.

[Column] Sangji Lee: The case for a green economy

04-16-2021 | 12:31:34
As countries develop revised national climate pledges, known as Nationally Determined Contributions, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

[Column] Apollos Nwafor: How Africa can rebuild through agriculture

04-14-2021 | 08:40:13
The COVID-19 pandemic has created massive disruption in agri-food systems around the world. It has compounded the food security situation globally.

[Column] Baiju Kantaria: Kenya and UK should do more to cement trade ties

04-13-2021 | 16:27:12
In this context, the prevailing diplomatic tiff between Kenya and UK over travel bans occasioned by concerns over new COVID-19 variants shouldn’t be allowed to escalate any further.

[Column] Akinwumi Adesina, Patrick Verkooijen: African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution

04-09-2021 | 07:56:00
After a dark 2020, a new year has brought new hope. In Africa, where up to 40 million more people were driven into extreme poverty and the continent experienced its first recession in 25 years.

African fisheries need reforms to boost resilience after Covid-19, study

04-09-2021 | 07:44:00
The African fisheries sector could benefit substantially from proper infrastructure and support services, which are generally lacking. The sector currently grapples with fragile value chains and marketing.

[Interview] Gad Akonkwa, PDG, JUNAF DRC

04-02-2021 | 15:08:20
Gad Akonkwa est le PDG de JUNAF, une entreprise agroalimentaire qui est spécialisée dans la transformation des jus de fruits et legumes en République Démocratique du Congo.

[Column] Nelson Maina: The nexus between steep pump price hike and agriculture in Kenya

03-31-2021 | 08:24:00
While we think of farming as a soil business therefore insulated from fuel cost hikes, nothing could be further from the truth. Farms purchase inputs are transported by motorized means through the retailer, distributor and manufacturer.

[Interview] Daniel Wa Mukina, PDG, DIMbusiness family, DRC

03-29-2021 | 12:35:00
Daniel Wa Mukina est le PDG de DIMbusiness family, une firme congolaise de futurs créateurs d'entreprises donnant un sens aux projets des entrepreneurs ainsi que lever les fonds pour financer les différents projets.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Why Europe wants Africa to end crop protection

03-12-2021 | 16:24:00
Indeed, so extreme is the anti-pesticide noise that we are in danger of plundering our food output and increasing our dependency on Europe for generations ahead.

[Column] Baiju Kantaria: Addressing capacity constraints in Kenya’s flower export business

03-05-2021 | 08:04:08
Last year at the height of COVID-19 the Kenya flower industry was grappling with a cocktail of threats that had taken a toll on production.

[Interview] Dr. B.M. Prasanna, Director, CIMMYT

02-11-2021 | 07:36:15
The farming community has a reason to smile after the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently announced it had successfully developed three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.

[Column] Grace Goodrich: Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique

02-03-2021 | 11:51:00
With fertile river valleys, expansive coastal lowlands and the prolific Zambezi River as a source of irrigation, Mozambique is considered a mecca for crop cultivation, with climatic conditions catering to a diverse range of agricultural products.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: Hungry for change: an open letter to African governments

01-13-2021 | 08:02:00
In 2020, the entire world knew what it was to be hungry. Millions of people went without enough to eat, with the most desperate now facing famine.