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Nollywood actors to promote GMO Yellow Cassava to Nigerians

Nollywood actors to promote GMO Yellow Cassava to Nigerians

There is a new food crop in town called “Vitamin A Cassava” or “Yellow Cassava”, that was genetically developed by HarvestPlus under the guise of helping Nigerians and Africans to end lack of food nutrition; and they have hired Nollywood actors to help promote the farming and consumption of the new genetically engineered food crop.

US Scientists to feed Africans Genetically modified (GMO) bananas by 2020?

Africa has become the testing or dumping ground for many health and food corporations from Europe and North America. New findings reports, US Scientists to start growing and feeding Africans Genetically modified (GMO) bananas by 2020.

Lake Naivasha conservation efforts begin bearing fruits

Lake Naivasha conservation efforts begin bearing fruits

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.

Nigeria to spend 19 million USD to support Agro dealers

Nigeria to spend 19 million USD to support Agro dealers

The Federal Government of Nigeria has set aside about three billion naira to support agro dealers, Alhaji Bukar Tijani, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Tuesday.

Linking farmers to markets critical for Africa’s rural development

Linking farmers to markets critical for Africa’s rural development

As a food crisis unfolds in West Africa’s Sahel region, some of the world’s leading experts in agriculture markets say the time is ripe to confront the “substantial inefficiencies” in trade policy, transportation, information services, credit, crop storage and other market challenges that leave Africans particularly vulnerable to food-related problems.

Impeding legume boom in Western Kenya spurs farmers to bulk seed

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 […]

Irrigation project saves farming in Kenya

Irrigation project saves farming in Kenya

(InformAfrica) — Many families have struggled to get a livelihood in the rural areas in Kenya for domestic and irrigation use due to erratic rains. For years many families have struggled to get clean water from the rivers that are kilometers away from their homes to no success but in the year 2000 through Constituency Development funds, water projects were established ending the agony of many rural dwellers.

Disease-resistant coffee stuck in Ugandan labs

Disease-resistant coffee stuck in Ugandan labs

Coffee farmers in Uganda are missing out on improved, disease-resistant varieties developed three years ago, because of a lack of government funding to roll them out, say scientists. New coffee varieties are resistant to fungal coffee wilt disease (CWD) — which has destroyed around 200 million plants in the country, costing US$27 million annually, according […]