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Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

Stronger agricultural R&D systems will enable agriculture to power Africa's transformation...

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne and Wandile Sihlobo 1 day ago

Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Noël N'guessan, a chemical engineer from Côte d'Ivoire, has been named the winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

9 Jul 2021

As some farmers hit climate limits, bolder steps needed to survive

Around the world, agriculture is adapting to accelerating climate change impacts as erratic weather and rising oceans make it harder for farmers to get by with existing crops and ways of working...

By Megan Rowling 24 Jun 2021

How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

14 Jun 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

15 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses

Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

10 Mar 2021

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

9 Feb 2021

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

By Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 18 Jan 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021




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