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How innovation is helping Africa feed the world

Africa’s agricultural sector is of immense importance to the world. With one-quarter of the world’s arable land, Africa is expected to play a leading...

Recent rainfall good news for maize and food security

Food security is a topical issue in many African countries, where maize is, by and large, the staple food. Kenya remains a net importer...

Do you have a Thought For Food to feed the planet?

Thought For Food (TFF) is a global movement which aims to bring innovative thinkers, between the ages of 18 and 35 together to find...

Ancient grains become modern food

Although the most common grains consumed globally are wheat, maize, oats and rice, ancient grains are making a comeback. According to a 2016 article...

One million Nigerian farmers grow bio-fortified crops

Small-holder farmers in Nigeria have been growing bio-fortified crops. Bio-certified crops or biofortification is the idea of breeding crops to increase their nutritional value....

Extent of fall armyworm damage in Africa

In September 2017 the UK Aid published a report commissioned by the UK Department for International Development called: “Fall Armyworm: Impacts and Implications for Africa”. According...

Strides made in ag to alleviate hunger in Africa

The number of people experiencing food insecurity in Africa rose from 220 million  to 224 million  this year. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s regional...

Workshop commits to focus on fish for global nourishment

Participants at the Global Workshop on Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems which closed 8 December in Siem Reap, Cambodia agreed that while evidence is mounting...

101-year-old gardener inspires

The Western Cape continues to face difficulties due to the drought that has affected many farmers and gardeners, posing a threat to food security....

Africa’s Top 10 most food-secure countries

In On Africa recently listed the top ten African countries with the highest level of food security. Africa has several challenges when it comes...