KENYA - The counties will take over small irrigation schemes from the national government if a proposed law is adopted.
WORLD - An international consortium of public and private partners plans to sequence the genome of wild emmer, an ancestor of modern wheat.
TANZANIA - The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Wednesday signed an agreement for the construction of state-of-the-art Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere Agriculture University in Butiama.
NIGERIA - The Electronic wallet system has impacted massively on the telecommunications sector, according to Akinwunmi Adesina, the minister of agriculture and rural development.
KENYA - Declining yields in sugarcane due to poor quality planting materials may soon be a thing of the past following the introduction of a new sugarcane planting material.
ZIMBABWE - MORE than 500 delegates from seed producing companies around the world are expected to gather in Victoria Falls early next month to deliberate on issues including improving production capacity and quality of seeds at a congress of the African Seed Traders Association.
AFRICA - Research on climate-resilient agriculture must be turned urgently into initiatives to help farmers adapt to deteriorating land conditions, a conference has heard.
AFRICA - WIDER smartphone and internet access has allowed technology firms to reach remote African farmers with apps providing veterinary diagnoses, crop planting guidance and virtual marketplaces.
ZAMBIA - John Deere Financial and Afgri in partnership with Zanaco Bank has launched a project to help smallholder farmers improve yields and increase income at household level through provision of equipment and finance.
NAMIBIA - The country's first ever National Agricultural Training Centre opened at Rundu in the Kavango East region on Thursday.
UGANDA - THE South Korean government through its agriculture research body, Korean Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA), has earmarked $90,000 towards improving citrus production in Uganda.
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