Our special reports package for this edition focuses on farming mechanisation, a key issue often linked to the low food production and low agricultural productivity on Africa’s smallholder farms.
Agri-tech firms win Heifer cash grants for innovation
Three winners of a Heifer International- backed award for agri-tech innovation will receive cash grants of up to $20,000
Improving the use of freshwater resources on farms
As the strain on this limited resource intensifies particularly in arid regions agricultural supplychains are now under more pressure than ever to mitigate the problem.
APHRC targets zero hunger with fruit trees in schools
Researchers from African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) were shocked at the large number of children they found going to school hungry.
Seeds, value addition equipment lift for former refugees
The farmers in South Sudan have a big challenge of quality seeds and when they get, they do not come on time
Sorghum, millet demand rises on flour blending plan
What can we learn from the current food price shock?
The year 2022 has seen food prices rise to an unprecedented level in Kenya’s history.
Solargen’s plan to transform Kenya’s north through climate- smart agriculture
Solargen plans to, in the short term, have agreements with off-takers of horticultural produce such as hotels, restaurants and exporters.
Cocoa farmers deploy drones for disease, pest control
The use of drones and artificial intelligence in West Africa’s cocoa production belts is helping farmers to monitor and control pests and diseases, significantly minimising production costs.
Farm machinery renting drives up potato harvests in Kenya’s Narok County
Many small-scale farmers have limited access to specialised agricultural implements such as air seeders, harrows, chisel ploughs and cultivators.