Agriculture

Fighting climate change effects in Kenya

A mothers support group in Lodwar northern Kenya September 2011 6219651215Community-based organisations are coming together to fight some of the harsh effects of climate change as many small holders lost up to 80 per cent of their most recent harvest

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Zimbabwe's smallholder irrigation receives international funding

Zimbabwe smallholder irrigationZimbabwe's smallholder irrigation sector has received a US$25.5mn grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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New training app to support Tanzanian sesame farmers

farm africa mobile appInternational charity Farm Africa in collaboration with local partners Inades-Formation and Community Support Initiatives Tanzania (COSITA) has launched a programme to train sesame farmers in Tanzania to use smartphones loaded with training apps

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Nigeria refocuses on farming as oil money shrinks

farming nigeria IITA flickrNigeria is turning to farming as dwindling oil income has driven the economy to the brink of its first full-year contraction in more than two decades

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Drones to monitor Rwanda potato farms

agriliftAn aerial drone to monitor crops for Irish potato farmers in Rwanda’s Northern Province was launched recently in Musanze district

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