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Kenya: Food Crisis to Worsen, Agency Warns

An agency monitoring drought has warned of a worsening food crisis in the country should the dry spell being experienced persists. “If the (short) rains are below average, as currently forecast, or the onset of the season is late, then the ...

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Nigerian government enforces prohibition of GM foods

The Nigerian federal government has ordered super-stores operators in the country to withdraw all genetically modified (GM) products from their shelves within the next seven days or face sanctions from the regulatory body. According to a statement ...

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Big Data and Africa’s Green Revolution

“Take it to the farmer”. Those were the last words of Dr. Norman Borlaug, as remembered by his granddaughter Julie Borlaug in her opening speech at the Africa Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi. The man whose improved wheat varieties ...

agriculturefarmers
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SA farmers must embrace the new, water-constrained normal

As the impact of an extended period of drought across much of South Africa and the Southern African Region continues to be felt, the realisation is setting in amongst both commercial and small-scale farmers that a water-constrained environment is no ...

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It’s time to zero in on food waste

We need to think about how we produce food, what we consume and what we discard, writes Georgina Crouth. For aeons, parents have guilt-tripped children into eating their dinner because less fortunate children are starving somewhere in the ...

YouthAgric
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The young will grow Africa’s agriculture

“Whenever I am with energetic young people, I feel like a recharged battery,” Nelson Mandela once said. The youth of Africa was to the fore in the mind of billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates too, when he delivered the annual Nelson ...

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