Tunisia to Produce Natural Supplement to Fight Antibiotic Misuse in Poultry

Tunisia to Produce Natural Supplement to Fight Antibiotic Misuse in Poultry By Sharon Atieno Despite poultry farming being a strategic sector in Tunisia, accounting for 33% of animal production and 59% of meat consumed in the country, antibiotic misuse continues to be a major challenge. Of 76 countries ranked in the 2018 report titled Global […]
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Plant Health Strategy to Better Food Security in Africa

Plant Health Strategy to Better Food Security in Africa By Gift Briton With robust plant health systems and reduced pest risks contributing to better livelihoods, enhanced trade and biodiversity preservation, Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in Africa is working with the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council of the African Union (AU-IAPSC) to roll out a […]
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Kenya: Irrigation Project Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Rangwe 

Kenya: Irrigation Project Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Rangwe By Sharon Atieno Moses Osodo, a smallholder farmer in Kochia, Rangwe sub-county, used to grow maize and finger millet mainly for consumption. Like other farmers in the area, he used to depend solely on rain. Things changed for him, with the coming of the Oluch […]
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AGRA’s Leadership Program Produces 40 Graduates

AGRA’s Leadership Program Produces 40 Graduates By Tsim Mavisi Forty food system leaders have graduated from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)-led Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture’s (CALA) Advanced Leadership Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. The leaders drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia were awarded certificates in the Advanced Leadership Programme for Africa’s Food Security and Sustainability after […]
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Kenya: Cultural Techniques Controlling Invasive Snail Pest in Mwea

Kenya: Cultural Techniques Controlling Invasive Snail Pest in Mwea By Mary Hearty   Andrew Kariuki, a rice farmer at Mwea along Nyamindi main canal in Kirinyaga County uses alternate wetting and drying technique to manage the invasive golden apple snail that is ravaging rice in the area, especially the seedlings. So far, it is considered […]
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Former Nigerian President Appointed Africa’s Agricultural Technology Ambassador

Former Nigerian President Appointed Africa’s Agricultural Technology Ambassador By Gift Briton Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation(AATF) as the continent’s ambassador for agricultural technology following his track record of championing agricultural transformation on the continent. Dr. Jonathan served as Nigerian President between 2010 and 2015 and […]
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GM Crops, Sustainable Alternative to Improve Food Security in Africa

GM Crops, Sustainable Alternative to Improve Food Security in Africa By Mary Hearty More than 90 African agricultural science experts from 25 national science academies, including the Kenya National Academy of Sciences have endorsed the adoption and commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa, terming it as a viable option that can sustainably address […]
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New Zealand Example on Recognition of Farmers’ Carbon Sequestration Worth Studying

New Zealand Example on Recognition of Farmers’ Carbon Sequestration Worth Studying By Daniel Otunge The just-ended COP 27, the fifth to be held in Africa, outlined many action plans, the gist of which is to contain emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to stop climate change. Other Climate COPs in Africa were held as […]
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Kenyan Government to Reduce Dependence on Rainfed Agriculture, Relief Food

Kenyan Government to Reduce Dependence on Rainfed Agriculture, Relief Food By Gift Briton and Tsim Mavisi In an effort to boost food and nutritional security, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development will collaborate with county governments to develop strategies for improving agricultural productivity in the country while reducing dependence on rainfed agriculture and relief […]
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Livestock insurance Keeping Livestock Farmers Afloat in Rwanda after Rift Valley Fever

Livestock insurance Keeping Livestock Farmers Afloat in Rwanda after Rift Valley Fever By Francine Andrew Rwandese Livestock farmers have resorted to taking insurance to cushion them against losses as a result of the death of animals due to the rift valley fever (RVF) disease attacks. Many farmers in the country, especially in Eastern Province, have […]
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