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Farmer-managed natural regeneration yields fruitful results in Kenya

11-13-2019 | 07:09:00
Ivan Kiptui trains people in farmer-managed natural regeneration, a methodology that helps farmers manage their land in a way that will preserve or improve the ecosystem.

Namibia proposes tougher fuel economy measures to tackle climate change

11-13-2019 | 07:06:00
In addressing the global climate emergency, all countries have a role to play. Namibia, like many other nations, is working to design and implementing the right policies before it is too late.

[Angola] Kwanza Norte government delivers 40 tractors to businessmen to bolster farming activities

11-12-2019 | 12:26:34
Forty tractors and their implements have been delivered to eight businessmen in Luínga, Ambaca municipality to support the agricultural sector in the region.

FAO’s handheld technology helps countries tackle locust invasions

11-12-2019 | 12:20:52
They may be small, but they are mighty. Wreaking havoc on crops, locusts are one of the oldest migratory pests in the world and a serious threat to agricultural production and food security.

[South Africa] Farmers cautioned on positive foot-and-mouth disease in Limpopo

11-12-2019 | 09:44:09
After clinical signs suspicious for FMD in a herd of cattle on a farm in Limpopo were reported, the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Transboundary Animal Disease Programme collected samples and the disease was confirmed.

[South Africa] Environment Minister lifts temporary suspension of exploratory octopus fishing

11-12-2019 | 09:26:00
The Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms. Barbara Creecy has approved the lifting of the temporary suspension of the exploratory Octopus fishery in False Bay, effective 15 November 2019.

Community conversations increase women’s access to farming information Ethiopia

11-12-2019 | 08:27:00
Like in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, family members usually operate small-scale farms that are the mainstay of agricultural production in Ethiopia.

Ireland trade mission to Kenya seeks partnership with agriculture, education and construction companies

11-12-2019 | 07:45:00
The Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation will lead Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to Kenya as the nation seeks opportunities in Kenya’s agriculture, education and construction sectors.

[Malawi] EIB partners with FDH Bank to expand private sector financing, confirms new agriculture investment scheme

11-12-2019 | 07:43:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and FDH Bank formally agreed their first loan agreement that will support private sector investment and open new agriculture schemes across Malawi.

Eighteen COMESA member states launch the Regional Seed Harmonisation Implementation Plan

11-12-2019 | 06:06:23
Eighteen COMESA Member countries have successfully launched the regional Seed Harmonisation Implementation Plan (COMSHIP).

IoT, big data analytics offer solutions to global food crisis

11-12-2019 | 06:02:41
The economic growth of a country depends on its agricultural practices. The worldwide population has been rapidly increasing along with the demand for food and it’s consumption.

China deepens ties to Madagascar’s seafood sector

11-11-2019 | 13:58:00
China has commenced a new training program in Madagascar with the goal of achieving productivity increases in agriculture and aquaculture programs across the island.

African agriculture needs more nematologists, IITA

11-11-2019 | 13:31:44
Researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kenya and Nematology Research Unit of Ghent University, Belgium carried out the first-ever structured survey on nematology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Zimbabwe Government suspends imports of livestock and pigs from South Africa

11-11-2019 | 13:26:00
The Government of Zimbabwe has suspended with immediate effect the importation of livestock and related products from South Africa.

Dangote Group, Togo partner to transform Phosphate into fertilizer

11-11-2019 | 13:21:00
Dangote Industries Limited and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region.