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HarvestPlus Uganda partners with BioInnovate to develop ICT platform for certifying sweet potato vines

11-22-2019 | 07:35:00
HarvestPlus Uganda has been collaborating with the BioInnovate Africa project and the Ministry of Agriculture,to develop an ICT platform for certifying vitamin A orange sweet potato vines.

AfDBs maize, rice and soybean project points Ghana farmers to more income

11-22-2019 | 07:27:00
Tahiru Ibrahim says he made his fortune off shea nut trees on his savannah land in Ghana’s northern region.

South Africa records increased nut production on rising global demand

11-21-2019 | 14:08:00
South Africa's diverse climatic conditions are suited to the production of most nuts, including groundnuts (peanuts) and tree nuts.

COMESA invests in cassava SMEs to boost the crops competitiveness

11-21-2019 | 10:07:00
COMESA is implementing a Cassava cluster programme to enhance competiveness of cassava SMEs through building their capacity for integration in intra and regional trade.

African Union Agriculture Ministers push for biofortification as a food-based nutrition strategy

11-21-2019 | 10:05:00
In a key step forward for biofortification in Africa, agriculture ministers of the 55-nation African Union (AU) have recommended to their heads of state to officially endorse this food-based nutrition strategy.

Scientists uncover origins of worlds deadliest strain of cereal rust disease threatening global food security

11-21-2019 | 08:53:00
Researchers from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, together with partners in the US and South Africa have solved a 20-year-old mystery by establishing the origin of a deadly wheat pathogen which threatens global food security.

Global treaty critical for saving disappearing plants amid climate change, FAO

11-21-2019 | 08:27:00
As a public good that benefits the global community, crop diversity must remain a legacy for generations to come, FAO's Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo has said.

ICRISAT researchers develop breeding protocol that creates new varieties of chickpea in half-time

11-20-2019 | 14:32:00
ICRISAT’s chickpea researchers have developed a breeding protocol that holds the potential to create new varieties of chickpea in half-time.

[South Africa] Burgeoning Moringa industry could become bigger than Cocoa, stakeholders

11-20-2019 | 12:39:00
Moringa stakeholders believe that the industry has the potential to surpass the cocoa industry, as cocoa is used mainly in chocolate and coffee, while the Moringa plant is regarded as super food with many uses.

Growing food demand, weather changes drive global herbicide market, report

11-20-2019 | 11:44:51
The global herbicide market is expected to register a growth of 2.16 percent between 2019 and 2024 according to a new report by Research and Markets.

UNIDO, Ethiopia and China partner on livestock value chain development

11-20-2019 | 08:53:00
Ethiopia, China and UNIDO have agreed to further strengthen collaboration on improving the agricultural system in Ethiopia, in particular the livestock value chain development.

Global atlas on using advanced technology to monitor fishing activity launched

11-20-2019 | 08:50:00
A new global atlas - the first-ever of its kind - analyses the opportunities and challenges of using Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to monitor fishing activity around the globe.

Ethiopia government and IFAD in a $451 million project to help families adapt to climate shocks

11-19-2019 | 14:35:23
Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new $451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions.

IITA launches tissue culture laboratory in DR Congo

11-19-2019 | 13:42:00
IITA, Kalambo station, newly inaugurated as the President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus, has commissioned a new tissue culture laboratory.

East African Community partner states validate draft fertilizer policy and bill

11-19-2019 | 11:39:00
The Director of Productive Sectors at the EAC Secretariat has underscored the need to put in place a policy instrument to trigger interventions responding to the needs of smallholder farmers in the region.