|African agriculture needs African solutions||August 10, 2015||
African family farms need technology generated by African scientists in Africa to increase productivity, according to Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in ch
|Simpler, cheaper soil analysis is a win-win for all||August 6, 2015||
Soil infrared spectroscopy offers farmers a fast, low-cost soil analysis technique, says an article in African Farming.
|African ecosystem-based adaptation assembly established||August 6, 2015||
A new African institution has been established to promote Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) as a tool to address chronic food insecurity in Africa, while contributing to sustainable agricultural pro
|There’s no one way to feed the world||August 6, 2015||
“Food and philosophy don’t mix,” says Tamar Haspel in an opinion piece in the Columbia Daily Tribune which looks at different approaches to production, from modern conventional agriculture
|Kenyan tea factory switches to cleaner, greener briquettes||August 5, 2015||
The Makomboki Tea Factory in Kenya is using briquettes, made from biomass byproducts, in its drying process, which will ‘save’ 60,000 trees each year.
|Ugandan and Australian farmers share agroforestry experiences||August 5, 2015||
Ugandan farmer, Jimmy Musiime has been learning about agroforestry the ‘Australian way’ through a visit to the Victorian Otway Ranges.
|Towards a greener India||August 5, 2015||
The Government of India has issued a press release outlining several measures it has initiated to increase forest and tree cover in the country.
|Push for climate-smart agriculture in East Africa||August 5, 2015||
Uganda’s Agriculture Minister, Tress Bucyanayandi, has called for greater training for farmers in climate-smart agriculture practices, such as agroforestry, water harvesting and mulching in order t
|(Africa Farming) Spectroscopy analysis of soil to help farmers||August 5, 2015||
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has developed a new, faster, low-cost laboratory-based soil analysis technique. Developed by the African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project, the new
|New archive established for postgraduate dissertations||August 4, 2015||
Postgraduate theses and dissertations can now be archived and made freely available to researchers.