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Government to scale up use of greenhouses for high-value crops

Rwanda's government is seeking to promote the use of greenhouses to harvest more from high-value crops in the forthcoming fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation

By Emmanuel Ntirenganya 13 hours ago

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive

15 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017

15 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Amid drought and conflict, women try new livestock - bees

As climate change worsens drought and erratic rainfall, competition for water and grazing is growing, stoking rivalry and theft between livestock herders. But an unusual kind of livestock is helping: bees

By Moraa Obiria 11 Aug 2017

What camera traps tell us about elephants eating crops

The use of food crops by elephants threatens the livelihoods, food security and well-being of rural communities. Elephant forays into farmland sometimes results in

By Josephine B. Smit 10 Aug 2017

AfDB to invest $24 billion in agriculture in Africa - Adesina

The AFDB president said the bank was committed to turning agriculture into a business across Africa and to ensure that the continent fed itself within the next 10 years

27 Jul 2017

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded

20 Jul 2017

Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6m hectares

By Stephanie Aglietti 20 Jul 2017

Harnessing informal trade can boost African livelihoods

A new report from FAO indicates that harnessing the vast but informal cross-border trade in Africa can contribute to improving livelihoods

29 May 2017

Turkey signs agri deals with African countries

Turkey and six African countries signed cooperation deals in agriculture, fisheries, and livestock. Agriculture is a strategic sector and a must for the African continent

5 May 2017

Crop-killing armyworm caterpillar reaches Rwanda, Kenya

Rwanda's government announced on Wednesday, 19 April, it had discovered Fall armyworm on its crops, making it the third east African country afflicted by the plant-eating pest also recently spotted in Kenya.

21 Apr 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries

7 Mar 2017

Youth are Africa's future ‘agripreneurs'

The MasterCard Foundation's Young Africa Works Summit presents youth as drivers of Africa's agricultural transformation and employment…

24 Jan 2017

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

Grain Council calls for sensitisation on rules of origin

EAGC Rwanda has called for more sensitisation about rules of origin policies between regional blocs to ensure local traders understand them to benefit from the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area

By John Mbaraga 24 Oct 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events

27 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

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

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