Agriculture

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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