Agriculture

Faidherbia - Africa's fertiliser factory

Faidherbia, fertiliser, africa, malawi, CFU, Malawi, Zambia, albida, Hamusimbi Coillard, Garrity, NairobiLying in the heart of Africa, Malawi is well known for its export of tea, sugar and tobacco, which take up much of its arable land, but the country's biggest agricultural export originates not from these commercial plantations; nor is it an intended one

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Getting fertiliser into farmer’s hands

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To facilitate access to subsidized fertilizer for smallholder farmers, IFDC has developed a fertiliser voucher programme that relies on a public-private partnership

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Farming the cities, feeding an urban future

Farming, cities, feeding, urban, future, worldwatch, urban, harvest, karanja, kenyaWorldwatch's Nourishing the Planet team emphasises urban agriculture as a means of increasing food security, empowering women, and protecting the environment

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$40mn wind-borne wheat pathogen battle

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$40mn investment for global research team to fight Ug99; a wind-borne wheat pathogen endangering food security worldwide

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Crop Spraying – The right nozzle

The quality of a spray job rests on a number of parameters and the nozzle remains the farmers’ most important tool in order to influence the end result

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