Category: Agriculture

Mr. Morgan Nzwere, Seed Co Group Chief Executive (L) providing information about the company's performance

Seed Co Limited Gives Overview of Winter Cereals

Seed Co Limited, the leading certified seed company authorised to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in over...

Clement Mavungu, PAP's legal officer

African legislators draft “model law” to strengthen Food Security and Nutrition in Africa

By Staff Reporter The Pan-African Parliamentary (PAP) Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources recently came up with this draft model...

Ambassador Mary Mubi

Government embraces bio-fortification

By Owami Sithole The Government is supporting the scaling up of the fight against hidden hunger by promoting bio-fortified crops, a promising, cost-effective and...

Agricultural mass markets

How mass markets bring out the best in African food producers

By Charles Dhewa Farmers and traders who do not frequent the booming African mass market will never know their depth.  New market entrants use commodities like leafy...

The UK aid fund will help in reducing poverty, hunger and providing clean water and sanitation to the people of Zimbabwe

£49 million UKAID Fund for Zimbabwe’s new humanitarian and resilience programme

By Joyce Mukucha Following a United Nations appeal concerning Zimbabwe which is facing a chronic food crisis, the International Development Secretary Alok Sharma has...

 New research reveals the significant diversity of palm oil smallholders in Indonesia

Sustainable palm oil, mind the smallholder gap!

New research: From elites to subsistence farmers, policies must be inclusive New research reveals the significant diversity of palm oil smallholders in Indonesia and...

Low returns from farming creating risk of uncertainty

Risk management vital amid low farm returns

By Ron Sterk ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. — U.S. farmers have seen a return on assets of less than 2% annually for the past five years, creating uncertainty and...

Christos Stylianides, the European Union’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

EU provides additional USD 11.15 million for humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe

The EU has announced that it is providing an additional €10 million in funding (about USD 11.15 million) to help address growing humanitarian needs in Zimbabwe A...

Food fortification

A food systems approach or bio fortification – which is more relevant?

By Charles Dhewa At a time communities in developing countries are diversifying their food systems in order to cope with climate change, isn’t a narrow approach like...

WFP has told farmers to eye sorghum farming

WFP tells agri-preneurs to eye sorghum farming

THE World Food Programme (WFP)—the biggest buyer of relief food in the country for its operations in the East African region has urged agri-preneurs to step up...