African agriculture on a journey of transformation

On 16 October, which coincidentally was World Food Day, Julius Byamukama, product manager of a food-processing company in Uganda’s southwestern Kabale District, travelled to the nation&rsquoRead more

African agriculture on a journey of transformation

Profiles on climate-smart agriculture presented to standing-room-only World Bank audience

Building on prior experience to confront new challenges is a basic precept of ancient folk wisdom, which has informed actions in every sphere of human endeavor throughout history. Now, it also serRead more

Profiles on climate-smart agriculture presented to standing-room-only World Bank audience

An African grass comes home for good – Part 2: Biodiversity to the rescue

Of all the efforts now underway to incorporate improved Brachiaria grass into Africa’s mixed farming (see part 1 in this blog series), the biggest and most successful was prompted less by itRead more

An African grass comes home for good – Part 2: Biodiversity to the rescue

An African grass comes home for good – Part 1: Adding value to biodiversity

Ask any non-African what they usually associate with this continent – at least when a crisis like the current Ebola outbreak isn’t capturing everyone’s attention – and theyRead more

An African grass comes home for good – Part 1: Adding value to biodiversity

Tiny killer wasps deployed in first phase to thwart food security threat in Indonesia

A team of around 3,000 tiny parasitic wasps have been released into a confined cage in Indonesia, in the first phase to stamp out a major pest afflicting cassava in Southeast Asia. CaRead more

Tiny killer wasps deployed in first phase to thwart food security threat in Indonesia

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