Potatoes grown in the Kibirichia area of Mount Kenya. © 2010 CIAT Neil Palmer/Flickr Danny Coyne, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Solveig Haukeland, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Potatoes originated in South America, where they were domesticated about 8,000 years ago. The plants were eventually brought to Europe in the mid-1500s, […]
Durban, South Africa// — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is adding its voice to renewed calls for an end to child labour in agriculture, at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, underway in South Africa this week. “In Sub-Saharan Africa, 4 out of 5 child labourers […]
A cocoa farmer, Samuel Torbi, the second defence witness for Dr Stephen Opuni, a former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), who is standing trial along with businessman Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss of GHS217 million to the state, has told the High Court trying the case that it is not true that […]
A cocoa farmer, Samuel Torbi, the second defence witness for Dr Stephen Opuni, a former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), who is standing trial along with businessman Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss of GHS217 million to the state, has told the High Court trying the case that he made so much money […]
A vendor selling cereals in Nairobi. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Nicholas Westcott, SOAS, University of London Far from being swift, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now looks likely to become a long-running war of attrition. It will therefore have an accumulating, and increasingly drastic, impact on Africa unless it can be brought to […]
Most maize production relies on natural rainfall, making it vulnerable to changing rainfall patterns. Shutterstock Brad Ripley, Rhodes University and Susanne Vetter, Rhodes University Global maize production is worth billions of dollars annually and is key to global food security because it’s a staple food for billions of people. Most maize production relies on natural […]
Accra, Ghana//-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the project strengthening capacities for nutrition-sensitive food systems through a multistakeholder approach in Ghana, Kenya and Viet Nam.
Abuja, Nigeria – Seeking innovative ways to generate agribusiness opportunities for young African entrepreneurs, Heifer International announced today that it is investing $1 million in the tractor booking platform, Hello Tractor, to provide loans for tractor purchases—loans that can be repaid from revenues earned by leasing them to local farmers.