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Pastoralism is a goldmine if tapped book says

Pastoralism is a goldmine if tapped book says

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.

Young Ivorians Fishing Big Profits out of Small Ponds

Young Ivorians Fishing Big Profits out of Small Ponds

Mathieu Djessan looks over the four-hectare expanse of fish ponds with satisfaction. The aquaculture enterprise the 29-year-old runs here near the town of Tiassalé in southern Côte d’Ivoire is quickly proving profitable.

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.

Microloans, Greenhouses Help Women Cope with Climate Change in Kenya

Microloans, Greenhouses Help Women Cope with Climate Change in Kenya

At Gakoromone Market in Meru, in Kenya’s Eastern Province, Ruth Muriuki arrives in a pickup full of tomatoes and cabbages despite the scarcity of rainfall in the area, thanks to the greenhouse technology she uses on her farm – and microcredit.

7 trends likely to shape African agriculture in the coming years

7 trends likely to shape African agriculture in the coming years

In a recent research report, titled African Agriculture: This other Eden, Renaissance Capital identified a number of factors that are likely to influence African agriculture in the years ahead. A summary below:

Is Africa Important to Meeting China’s Growing Food Demand?

Is Africa Important to Meeting China’s Growing Food Demand?

Africa will in the next decade increasingly play an important role in China’s long-term food security agenda as demand for food in the world’s most populous nation threatens to outstrip its supply, according to Standard Bank research analysts Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens.

Global commission delivers food security policy recommendations

Global commission delivers food security policy recommendations

A new report published by an independent global commission of eminent scientists states that the world’s food system needs an immediate transformation to meet current and future threats to food security and environmental sustainability.

Agricultural Conference Aims to Increase Food Production in Africa

Agricultural Conference Aims to Increase Food Production in Africa

Food security and agricultural productivity in Africa are the focus of a high-level conference that began Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Stalemate over organic farming slows progress in combating food insecurity in Central Africa

Stalemate over organic farming slows progress in combating food insecurity in Central Africa

The polarized debate over the use of organic and inorganic practices to boost farm yields is slowing action and widespread farmer adoption of approaches that could radically transform Africa’s food security situation, according to international scientists.

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