Crops

Kenyan rice farmers yet to embrace Nerica variety

NEWS - Women collect ears of Nerica riceThe new rice for Africa (Nerica) variety is poised to reduce rice importation costs in Africa with annual savings of more than US$90mn

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Coffee, cotton and fruit are now experiencing a revival

Angola coffeeApart from oil and diamonds, Angola's major export earners for the past four decades, the country previously had substantial exports of cash crops which fed food processing and textile industries

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Namibian bank to support drought-hit farmers

Farming Africa CGIAR ClimateStandard Bank Namibia has pledged to help farmers in combating the effects of drought-stricken areas in Namibia

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Tanzania to transform land for farming use

Tanzania farmer IRRI ImagesThe Tanzanian government plans to transform 350,000ha of land to produce food crops for both domestic consumption and exports

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Zimbabwe awarded US$3 million to fund training of extension workers

Zimbabwe Africa Swathi  SridharanZimbabwe has been awarded more than US$3mn from the European Union to be used to fund training of agricultural extension workers across the country

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