Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) Director, Dr David Gikungu, explains the changing weather patterns in different part of the country and what needs to be done to combat climate change.
South Sudan eyes wealth in agriculture as oil wells run dry
South Sudan’s chronic food insecurity could be reversed with targeted investments to improve the resilience of the agricultural sector
Climate risk on the table
There is definitely a future for a sustainable banana trade – but it means governments and businesses need to fast-track their support for smallholder farmers and agricultural workers now and focus on building and enhancing net-zero supply chains
Global supply chain disruptions related to the Russian-Ukraine war and prolonged drought and flooding in parts of the continent aggravated the crises of food shortages, high food prices and hunger that were triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
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The story of Beatrice Nyamwamu demonstrates the impact women in agriculture can make in senior public service roles. Ms Nyamwamu, who has been in public service for 25 years, is currently the director-general of Kenya’s crops sector regulator, the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), and previously headed its food crops directorate.
Semen on drones fattens Rwanda pig industry
The semen distribution is done through a partnership between Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB), and Zipline, a medical product delivery company.
Tractor sharing app breaks new ground for smallholders
The success of Airbnb in transport and hotel industries offers lessons on the positive disruptions of the sharing economy.
Levelling the playing field in agricultural research, innovation
It is not enough to have policies; the policies must be well-designed and based on evidence to address the real issues facing African agri-food systems
How regulation of key food crops is giving Kenyan farmers a better deal
Beatrice Nyamwamu speaks to PanAfrican Agriculture about the agency’s achievements and challenges enforcing rules in the country’s crop sector