Genetic resources play key role in Africa’s food security

Africa farming cropsCountries in Africa are having to preserve and share genetic resources, which are affecting agricultural productivity to ensure food security across the continent, the UN Agricultural Agency has said

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Bank of Agriculture to enhance small-scale farming in Kebbi State

Small scale farmerNigeria's Bank of Agriculture will join forces with Kebbi State government to enhance small-scale farming in the Nigerian region by providing loan funding to support farmers

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Land degradation 'costing 12 per cent of Africa's agricultural GDP'

UNCCD executive secretary, Luc Gnacadja. (Image source: UNCCD)A new United Nations report has revealed that Africa may be losing up to 12 per cent of its agricultural GDP due to land degradation

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Horticulture in Kenya boosts agricultural earnings

Kenya horticulture AfricaEarnings from Kenya’s horticulture sector has boosted the country’s overall agricultural earnings, revealing the best profit in years, according to the Kenyan government

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Zambia’s agriculture sector helps drive economic growth

Farmer Africa MilletAgriculture has been identified as one of the main economic drivers that helped drive a seven per cent increase in Zambia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012

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