Agriculture

Conservation agriculture can reverse land degradation

Conservation_agriculture_holds_considerable_promise_for_farmers_in_sub-Saharan_Africa.eConservation agriculture holds considerable promise for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa because it can control soil erosion, reverse land degradation, give more stable yields and reduce labour and fuel needs, according to the FAO.

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UTZ Certified Q3 shows boost in commodities

Han_de_Groot_executive_director_UTZ_CertifiedLong-term commitments discussed as continued increase in coffee, tea and cocoa

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India’s Tata group plans to grow tea in Ethiopia

Indias_Tata_group_plans_to_grow_tea_in_EthiopiaIndia's Tata group plans to grow tea in Ethiopia and is working towards setting  up an automobile assembly plant in Mozambique as it seeks to expand business interests in Africa

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An Asian solution for African coffee disease

Coffee_leaf_rust_and_coffee_berry_disease.eThe onward march of coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease (CBD), which have been devastating coffee plantations throughout Africa and Southeast Asia for decades, may be coming to a halt

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Cocoa-Africa's future threatened

Enjoyed by sweet-toothed consumers the world-over, more than half of the world's chocolate comes from the cocoa plantations of Ghana and Côte d'IvoireClimate change could transform chocolate into luxury few can afford, according to new study

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