Agriculture

West Africa 'needs to strengthen market for small-scale farmers'

farmers_CIATSmallholder farmers in West Africa provided more than 80 per cent of the region's food needs, but faced challenges such as low application of technology and unremunerative markets, according to Ghanaian food and agriculture minister Kwesi Ahwoi

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Ethiopian coffee industry struggles as exports decline by half

Coffee_beans_nate_steinerEthiopia's coffee export has fallen 50 per cent short of the government's projected target for this fiscal year

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African alliance sets up agency to eliminate fake seeds

ASIESA_Kenya_comAn agency has been set up in Kenya to fight against counterfeit seeds that have reduced yields and affected food security in eastern and southern Africa

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Saudi Arabia investing heavily in African farmland for food production

farmland_heatherlyoneSaudi Arabia has been encouraging companies to invest in Africa as the kingdom seeks to phase out purchases from local producers and import more food supplies

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Uganda considering GM crops for food security solution

GM_crops_LotusHeadUganda could be close to legitimising GM crops in order to boost production in the country, according to the Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium

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