Agriculture

UNDP report – food security central to Africa’s development

Image source: UNDPSub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

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Sub-Saharan Africa forms focus of new fertiliser campaign

Image source: George BoselaThe global fertiliser industry has launched a new online campaign called ‘Roots for Growth’, highlighting the important role fertilisers play in addressing global food security responsibly, efficiently and sustainably

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Pan-African support centre for farmer organisations launched

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a new initiative - Farmer Organisations Support Centre in Africa (FOSCA) - to support various farmer organisations in Ghana and across the continent

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UN deputy calls for Africa to embrace organic farming

Orangic_farmThe deputy head of the United Nations trade and development body has said that continued growth of organic farming across Africa would benefit farmers' incomes, national economies and employment

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Rice diversity collection plan for African nations

Collecting missions would start later in MayExperts from the IRRI's International Rice Genebank and the AfricaRice gene bank met with representatives from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda recently at a workshop to plan rice germplasm collection in the three countries

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