Crops

Maize crop virus threatens Kenyan food security

Maize_flickrFood security in Kenya has been threatened by a maize crop disease that has destroyed the entire season's harvest in the South Rift Valley

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Niger and Mali prepare to face locust infestation

Niger_MaliThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has engaged in pest-control measures in Niger and Mali where farmers have been facing up to the imminent prospect of a desert locust invasion

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Hybrid cocoa variety promises to increase yield

Cocoa_flickrThe Nigerian cocoa sector is set for a major boost with the country's government planning to introduce an improved variety of the crop

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Food and nutrition security alliance to include FARA

FARA_AfricaThe Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has announced its inclusion in the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

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Surge in Kenyan horticultural earnings

Kenyan_horticulture_FlikrKenya made US$1.1 billion from the flower, fruit, vegetable and nut exports in 2011, according to a report by USAID Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project (KHCP)

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