NAMIBIA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), this week launched its Comprehensive Conservation Agriculture Programme for Namibia 2015 to 2019.
KENYA - A new app launched in Kenya on Wednesday could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts said.
ZAMBIA - John Deere says farmers need to adopt latest technologies that will allow them practice precision farming.
BENIN - Patrols of ants on cashew nut trees can roughly double the yield of the crop, according to researchers in Benin.
UGANDA - A socio-economic survey carried by Action for Sustainable Intensification for Cropping Systems in Uganda (PASIC) has shown that there is need for Uganda's farmers to use research so as to enhance crop intensification so as to be able to feed the growing population.
NIGER - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said that it would assist farmers in three selected local government areas in Niger in the mechanisation of rice and cassava production.
TANZANIA - Tanzania Chapter of the Africa Agribusiness Academy (AAA) has affirmed its commitment and effort to stimulate entrepreneurship to increase food security in the country and the continent at large.
TANZANIA - The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) through its Knowledge Management Department and with the supports of the government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has launched ‘Mobile Kilimo’ Initiative in Ileje District, Mbeya Region.
GHANA - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed an investment mapping software for the northern part of Ghana to help players in the agricultural value chain to gather the required information and minimise risk in their businesses.
RWANDA - Efforts to strength modern agriculture practices have been boosted by a $94 million (about Rwf65 billion) irrigation project expected to start early next year in Kirehe District, Eastern Province.
NIGERIA - Nigeria’s standards regulator will work with the Cassava Weed Management Project to tackle weeds ravaging cassava fields in Africa, the Director of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu has said.
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