Kenya’s Minister of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands launched a book on February 13 exploring the challenges and lucrative opportunities existing in pastoralism. The book ‘Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins’ seeks to demystify commonplace myths that the practice is not sustainable or profitable. Speaking at [...]
Water levels in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha are on the rise following the conservation efforts by various stakeholders around the lake to conserve it. Flower farms, fishermen and farmers at catchment areas are running joint restoration efforts aimed at limiting pollution and wastage of the lake’s water.
Top players in African agriculture recently gathered in Nairobi to present five policies they hope if adopted, will result in rapid growth of the continent’s agriculture and improve on food security.
Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture is set to receive for the first time 10 million dollars in loan from OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for a rural livelihood and economic enhancement project set to benefit 24,000 rural farming households.
Top African science journalists and researchers gathered in Accra Ghana mid February, to discuss ways of communicating vital research findings in agriculture to the continent’s billion population. The conference organized by Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) also had both parties trained in effective [...]
Small Holder Farmers (SHFs) who traditionally relied on seed companies for all their seeds are now bulking their own legume seeds for their farms. The seed bulking initiative is taking pressure off research institutions charged with breeding and multiplying the seed for farmers. It’s also building up seed banks of orphan crops, many seed companies [...]
Agricultural stakeholders from 11 African countries recently gathered in Nairobi, to assess the impact of fertilizer subsidy programs (FSPs) on farming among the continent’s small holder farmers (SHFs) making up two thirds of farmers in Africa, since they began resurfacing in late 1990s. The workshop, organized by Food Agricultural Organization (FAO) had farmers’ unions, input [...]