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Strengthening capacity of livestock interventions in crises

Livestock production in Souther Africa has been severely affected by evolving climatic patterns that have resulted in an upsurge in livestock diseases, rangeland degradation, and limited access to water...

1 day ago

Uncertain times call for smart moves - the promise of agro-alliance

Our economies are under a great deal of stress and the news is awash with depressed global commodity prices, the threat of climate change and limited access to agricultural finance

By Abdalla Hamdok 2 days ago

Access to trade and information is of great interest to the agricultural community

An interesting upcoming development to hit the African audience is the Continental Free Trade Area to be launched in 2017...

29 Nov 2016

Protecting and developing African agriculture in the face of climate change

The weak output in Africa, reinforced by a spike in temperatures and exacerbated by extreme climate events, could create a vicious loop of food insecurity, impoverishment, mass migration and...

By Patrick Dupoux and Younes Zrikem 28 Nov 2016

Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 2016

Smoking and sustainability: tobacco farming in Southern Africa

The production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization's regulatory crosshairs and with good reason, however...

By Professor Andreas Freytag 18 Nov 2016

Report equips African decision-makers with new climate science

Africa's climate is one of the least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report provides reliable scientific information for decision-makers...

18 Nov 2016

Agritech Expo migrates to Tanzania

Successful outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo, is expanding to Tanzania with the farming B2B platform taking place in the agri-hu of Arusha in January...

17 Nov 2016

African nations have the will to adapt agriculture to climate change

This story of failed harvest, hunger and hopelessness as temperatures rise is common across the continent. In fact, it is estimated that 65 percent of Africa's population is affected by climate change...

By Elwyn Grainger-Jones 16 Nov 2016

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year...

11 Nov 2016

Implementing climate smart agriculture up for discussion at COP22

COP22 will look at adaptation, mitigation, transparency, and technology transfer to combat increasing greenhouse gas emissions...

10 Nov 2016

Fertilisers can help African farmers battle climate change

Fertilisers can spare more forests and pastures from conversion...

By Charlotte Hebebrand 10 Nov 2016

New campaign helps farmers with the biggest job on earth

Chemical company, BASF has launched a new campaign with the aim to celebrate farmers globally and support agriculture to enable increased production of enough food to feed the world...

9 Nov 2016

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talks

Transforming agricultural sectors to address climate change for adaptation and mitigation essential to tackling hunger and poverty...

By José Graziano da Silva 8 Nov 2016

AGCO expansion in Africa driven by new regional structure

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company will realign its regional structure which will see an increase in its presence and further expansion of the company's operations in Africa...

3 Nov 2016

Organic farming gets a bad rap - why it shouldn't

The word organic has nothing to do with organic chemistry even though carbon-rich soil organic matter is important to organic farming. Organic derives instead from the word organism...

By Raymond Auerbach 1 Nov 2016

Developing agricultural and energy security in rural Africa

There is a great need to develop renewable energy, particularly for small and medium-size enterprises in the agricultural and agro-processing industries...

28 Oct 2016

Modernising agricultural statistics crucial to reach 2030 Agenda

"Our task now is to take advantage of the new information era to ensure global food security and agricultural sustainability."

27 Oct 2016

Right technology is not always within reach for African farmers

Farmers have no modern tools, such as tractors, to efficiently and effectively cultivate crops. They also need assistance to obtain seed varieties that are...

By Kristen Reesor 26 Oct 2016

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