Agriculture

Biobest to acquire Kenyan biopesticide firm

RealIPM 1Biobest has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Real IPM Kenya, a leading company in biological control in East Africa

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Kenya eyes EU markets as lucrative for mango exports

Mangga gedong gincu mangoesA survey conducted in Mango farms in Elgeyo-Marakwet County shows a reduction of flies and increased productivity with the use of pheromone traps 

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Report shows organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa is proving successful

Women smallholder farmers in Kenya Commons Mckay SavageA long term study in Kenya shows that organic farming is productive, economically viable and resource conserving 

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USAID to provide farmers access to high-quality seed

wheat seedThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a national dialogue on in Accra to discuss the challenges facing the development of Ghana’s seed sector in collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) through their joint Scaling Seeds and Technology Partnership (SSTP)

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Harnessing Conservation Agriculture to fight climate change

conservation agricultureA major conference at COP22 discussed how encouraging farmers to switch to Conservation Agriculture (CA) can help countries meet their climate goals

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