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Why Microbes Are Key to Solving Africa’s Food Security Crisis

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi, Auburn University Topping the list was Biome Makers, a startup company that takes advantage of the natural agricultural microbiome-community of microorganisms. It does this by testing soil to determine what microbial species - microscopic organisms such as bacteria - are present. It then uses the information to

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Why the U.S. Has a Lot to Gain From Investing in Africa’s Agri-Food Systems

By Thomas Jayne The US's incoming administration has an historic opportunity to extend America's global leadership by promoting the economic transformations underway in Africa. An effective US strategy would be based on the fact that Africa's development still greatly depends on the performance of its agri-food systems. Farming remains the primary source

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Spread Knowledge On Profitable Farming, Trained Growers Told

Iringa — Beneficiaries of the Ihemi agriculture project have been urged to spread their knowledge on Njombe and Iringa smallholder farmers. Under the project, groups of farmers learnt the importance of value chains and commercial farming. Ihemi cluster projects cover the two regions. The chief executive officer of the Southern Agricultural Growth

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2 Million People to benefit from Agric Empowerment Training Scheme in S/West

In line with efforts to ensure food security in Nigeria, the Lagos State Agricultural Empowerment Training Scheme has revealed that over two million people would be trained in the South West geo-political zone of the country. This revelation was made by the Project Director of the scheme Oluwaseyi Bamigbade during an

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Sustainable Agriculture, Better-Managed Water Supplies, Vital to Tackling Water-Food Nexus – UN

Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food - the so-called 'water-food nexus' - for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve water sustainability for current and future needs. "The magnitude of

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Ekiti anti-grazing law, step in right direction – Gani Adams

  The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, has thrown his weight behind the Ekiti State anti-grazing bill signed into law by the State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Monday. Adams made his position known in a statement on Tuesday. He said going by the wicked records of Fulani herdsmen

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Africa: Agribusiness Academy to Promote Farmers’ Entrepreneurial Linkages

By Theogene Nsengimana Members of agribusiness are set to see the sector improve through direct linkages between farmers, entrepreneurs, information and market linkage across the continent. This is an initiative of the Africa Agribusiness Academy (AAA), a Pan-African business platform for small and medium-sized agri-food enterprises. Speaking at a roundtable meeting in Kigali,

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