Africa countries urged to diversify crops to ensure food security

Cassava_CIATAfrican countries have been challenged by a leading climate scientist to diversify their crops in order to mitigate the impact of climate change and ensure food security

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Zimbabwe cotton farmers and ginners yet to break impasse

cotton_edgarpierceZimbabwe's cotton marketing season has failed to kick off due to a price war between farmers and buyers

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West Africa 'needs to strengthen market for small-scale farmers'

farmers_CIATSmallholder farmers in West Africa provided more than 80 per cent of the region's food needs, but faced challenges such as low application of technology and unremunerative markets, according to Ghanaian food and agriculture minister Kwesi Ahwoi

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Ethiopian coffee industry struggles as exports decline by half

Coffee_beans_nate_steinerEthiopia's coffee export has fallen 50 per cent short of the government's projected target for this fiscal year

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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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