Agriculture

African researchers to benefit from crop disease training

CONNECTED VirusThe UK-based Connected Virus Network and International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub organised a five-day course on ‘An introduction to virus and vector diagnostics’ in Nairobi at BecA-ILRI Hub in March 2019

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WRAP field trials increase crop yields

potato 373822 640Field trials conducted during the 2017 growing season in the UK have shown that the use of smart technology can help maximise crop yields

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Acute hunger affecting more than 100mn people worldwide: Report

efb1f0e0f1Around 113mn people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124mn in 2017, according to a report by European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

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India and Africa to jointly set up agricultural institute in Malawi

India afMinistry of External Affairs in India has signed an MoU agreement with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service (NABCONS) to set up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi

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Smallholder farmers need holistic financing solutions: John Deere Financial

25064665128 b9e14695f7 zAccess to adequate financing is often identified as one of the key inhibitors to achieving long-term sustainability for Africa’s agricultural practitioners, particularly smallholder and subsistence-level farmers who typically must resort to borrowing from community members or pooling resources in order to make ends meet

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