Accra, Ghana//-The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is struggling to pay seed suppliers about ₵205 million owed the seed growers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme.
Nutreco, part of the SHV group of companies, and a global animal nutrition leader based in the Netherlands, has received a $4.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
A three-day agripreneurship workshop organised by the National Youth Authority (NYA)with support from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for hundreds of youth in the agriculture value chain is underway in Accra.
Farmers drive sprinkler irrigation machines in a wheat field in East China’s Jiangsu province. Costfoto/Future Publishing via Getty Images Wandile Sihlobo, Stellenbosch University Something important for global agriculture happened this past week but received minimal media coverage. The Chinese National Crop Variety Approval Committee released two standards that clear the path for cultivating genetically modified […]
Food prices in South Africa are rising. Photo by Chen Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images Jannie Rossouw, University of the Witwatersrand Concerns about rising food prices are making the headlines across the world as pressures mount in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The war has driven up prices of commodities, including wheat, which is […]
Governments confront difficult policy choices as they try to shield their people from record food prices and soaring energy costs driven higher by the war in Ukraine.
A woman selling produce at the Manzini Wholesale Produce and Craft Market in Swaziland. Edwin Remsberg/VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Grace Nsomba, University of Johannesburg and Simon Roberts, University of Johannesburg Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in east and southern Africa are getting a raw deal. To succeed they need fair and integrated […]
Maize grown in a small-scale farm. Alexander Joe/AFP via Getty Images Oliver Kiptoo Kirui, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Kenya’s government wants farmers to grow crops from licensed seeds only. These are hybrid seeds that are certified free of various seed-borne pests and diseases.