Subsistence farmers’ traditional wheat trait selection, has, for the first time, been mapped against modern genome selection methods.
Zimbabwe is evaluating the efficacy of a new, more energy-efficient method of curing tobacco with a view to switching from traditional approaches that burn too much coal and firewood.
A potato seed trial in Kenya has passed initial tests and the plants are now growing well in three locations in the country.
African Development Bank (ADB) president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been announced as the 2017 World Food Prize (WFP) laureate.
From 1 July this year Zimbabwe will enforce its mandatory food fortification programme to fight malnutrition among people, especially women and children.
Low rainfall, drought, conflict, and internal displacement are affecting food security across Africa.
Wheat farming in Zimbabwe was projected to rebound this winter after government raised US$140 million (R1, 96 billion) to be loaned to farmers to plant 70 000ha to wheat, which...
Following the recent avian flu outbreak in Zimbabwe, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have urged SA poultry owners to implement...
East Africa is grappling with a fall armyworm (FAW) invasion, while still recovering from the effects of a drought that had resulted in significant maize shortages.
President Robert Mugabe's cabinet has approved a policy for the government to introduce a US$150 million (R2,5 billion) "command" approach to boost livestock production.
For Zambia to become a breadbasket in Africa, it was necessary for its government to urgently implement a zero tax rate on products essential for enhanced agricultural production.
Kenya’s cashew nut exports decreased from 835t to 485t between 2013 and 2015.