Agriculture

New Nigerian crop hybrid tackles vitamin deficiency

Nigeria new maize hybrid Vit A Mike BlytNigeria has formally released two new vitamin A-rich and high-yielding maize hybrids into its agricultural sector with the intention of reducing the West African nation’s vitamin A deficiency

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Zambeef announces 45,000 tonne crop prediction

Zambeef wheat growthZambia’s top wheat-producing company Zambeef expects to generate 45,000 tonnes of the crop this year, with its Mpongwe farm contributing more than 50 per cent of the production

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AU calls on Africa to increase investment in agricultural technology

African Union Equatorial GuineaThe African Union (AU) has called on the continent's leaders to invest more in agricultural technology to ensure food security and avert shortages

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Malawi farmers reap the benefits of Irish potatoes

Potato JR3Malawian women are spearheading an Irish potato project that aims to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in the region

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Africa countries urged to diversify crops to ensure food security

Cassava_CIATAfrican countries have been challenged by a leading climate scientist to diversify their crops in order to mitigate the impact of climate change and ensure food security

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