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At last, evidence that African agriculture is powering economic transformation

The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to...

17 hours ago

Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers

A new weather advisory service, by an award-winning South African tech expert, aims to help drought-hit farmers...

By Munyaradzi Makoni 14 hours ago

#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture

While African agriculture has seen significant progress, there's a greater need to emphasize on the impact of lack of financial resources in the agriculture industry...

16 hours ago

China key partner in Africa's agriculture development - FAO official

China is playing a significant role towards transformation of Africa's agriculture sector, which has contributed to food and nutrition security...

22 Sep 2016

Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November...

22 Sep 2016

Big Data and Africa's Green Revolution

I believe that if Africa can have a Green Revolution, central to it will be a data revolution....

By Debisi Araba 21 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Bayer seed innovation to benefit the entire agriculture community

Bayer recently opened its first SeedGrowth Centre in Africa with the aim to provide farmers with innovative products that suit their specific needs. We spoke to Dr Klaus Eckstein to find out more...

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Sep 2016

'Less choice for African farmers' after Bayer's Monsanto takeover

A $66 billion merger deal between German chemical giant Bayer and US seeds firm Monsanto could result into the world's largest agribusiness. But what does it mean for African farmers...

By Wanjiru Eunice 19 Sep 2016

Effective implementation of global anti-rogue fishing treaty needed

According to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, the groundbreaking international accord on illegal fishing, which recently came into force, is a welcome development but requires "strong and effective implementation."

19 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Deals that can break poverty cycle afflicting local farmers

It's one of the most widespread mantras of Africa's economic development: unlocking smallholder farmer potential will secure Africa's food production and improve the livelihoods of millions...

By Edel Were 15 Sep 2016

Digital financial inclusion of small-scale farmers in Togo

The Togo government is targeting 3 million Tongolese farmers to bring them into the financial system via mobile payments and subsidies...

15 Sep 2016

Addressing antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

The significant risk to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance and its connection to and impact on agriculture will be discussed at a high-level UN event...

15 Sep 2016

From farmers and traders to knowledge artisans

The modern economy forces farmers, traders, and other economic actors to contribute knowledge to their socio-economic networks. Every farmer or trader should...

12 Sep 2016

FAO raises its world cereal production forecast

The expected increase in grain output is forecast to boost inventories and push up the global stock-to-use ratio to 25.3 percent, an "even more comfortable supply and demand situation than predicted at the start of the season."

12 Sep 2016

Over $600 million worth of agri-projects to be presented at African Agri Investment Indaba

AAII features the "Investment Discovery Matchmaking" sessions which will see project owners get the opportunity to pitch to a robust panel of investors - a unique and key highlight of the Indaba...

9 Sep 2016

USAID, FAO collaborates on improved agricultural data collection for developing countries

"Our ability to boost food yields sustainably and meet the SDG hunger eradication target will hinge on the availability of better, cost-effective and timely statistical data for agriculture and rural areas."

8 Sep 2016

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa...

8 Sep 2016

Funding sought for organic farming in Africa

Organic farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded, a UNCTAD survey has found...

8 Sep 2016

Agriculture contribution to GDP in Africa declining

African countries are yet to invest 10 percent of national budgets in agricultural development as agreed in the 2003 The Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security...

By Kennedy Kangethe 7 Sep 2016

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