Agriculture

African alliance sets up agency to eliminate fake seeds

ASIESA_Kenya_comAn agency has been set up in Kenya to fight against counterfeit seeds that have reduced yields and affected food security in eastern and southern Africa

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Saudi Arabia investing heavily in African farmland for food production

farmland_heatherlyoneSaudi Arabia has been encouraging companies to invest in Africa as the kingdom seeks to phase out purchases from local producers and import more food supplies

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Uganda considering GM crops for food security solution

GM_crops_LotusHeadUganda could be close to legitimising GM crops in order to boost production in the country, according to the Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium

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Kenyan researchers reveal lifesaving properties of cactus for livestock

Cactus_1Cactus could sustain African livestock during drought, according to scientists at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)

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Tanzanian farmer demonstrates potential of greenhouse farming

Tomato_greenhouse_gardener41A tomato greenhouse farm, constructed with local materials in Dar es Salaam, has elicited huge interest in Tanzania

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