Plant extinction: Sustainable conservation mechanism for posterity
The world we live in is ever-changing, growing and facing new challenges daily, including threats to the plants that sustain our existence as a result of climate change.
Non-timber product earnings spice up forest conservation in Cameroon
The programme, launched in 2014, seeks to promote small and mediumsized agricultural enterprises in rural areas.
Farmers embrace smart insurance to guard against climate shocks
Despite the critical role smallholder farmers in Kenya play in providing food for the nation, they face numerous challenges.
Correcting the global imbalance in agricultural development: mainstreaming indigenous African species as new crops
Media reports sometimestend to portray Africanagriculture as moreabout feeding theurban population thanrebuilding resilient livelihoods forpoor, food-insecure and marginalisedcommunities across the continent.
Cameroon farmers dump cocoa, coffee for pepper in war on effects of climate change
The farmers say the unique white and black pepper dubbed Penja pepper, a more extreme climatetolerant cash crop, is holding out the hope of much-needed relief for thousands of farmers in the region.
Africa’s pollinator decline puts pesticide imports in the spotlight
High incidence of pests associated with the effects of climate change is prompting many farmers in Africa to resort to the use of pesticides to protect their crops.
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.
Cameroon cooperative’s services pull herders, women to commercial dairy
Dairy farming has traditionally been practised in Cameroon manually especially among the nomadic Mbororo community.