Zimbabwe aims to increase wheat production to 29,000 tonnes

Africa wheat CIMMYTThe Zimbabwean government has unveiled plans to increase wheat production by 17.6 per cent from output recorded in 2013

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Forum to boost Zimbabwe’s food security through biotechnology

crop-george busela sxc optZimbabwe has launched a forum to publicly discuss the use of biotechnology for boosting the country’s food security

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CGIAR funding doubles to US$1 billion in five years

africa cgiar-dfat photo library flickrThe Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has seen its funding double from US$500mn in 2008 to US$1bn in 2013, the organisation announced

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Aeroponics system can ‘produce pest-free seed yams’

seed yamThe aeroponics technology can aid in successful production of seed yams that are pest-resistence, a study at Nigeria’s International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has revealed

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Rwanda expects to earn US$157 million from coffee exports

Rwanda coffee exports rytcThe Rwandan government has aimed to generate US$157mn profit by 2017 from coffee exports by advising farmers, processors and exporters to work together

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