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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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AfDB rolls out its Feed Africa strategy in Southern Africa

afdb feed strategyThe African Development Bank Group has launched its “Feed Africa: A Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016-2025” in Southern Africa by hosting an implementation and engagement workshop in Lusaka, Zambia

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BASF launches ‘Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth’ campaign

barley 872000 640BASF has launched a campaign titled ‘Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth’ to address the growing demand for food on dwindling land

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Higher yield and increased capacity with double rows

duplex seed maizePöttinger has launched its new Duplex Seed drill that plants seeds in double rows and is reported to lead to increase in yields

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