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World bank Fact Sheet: Closing the Potential-Performance Divide in Ugandan Agriculture

1.      What is the current state of agriculture in Uganda? Agriculture contributes 25% of national GDP and employs 70% of the population. The sector provides...

Mauritius to support farmers hard-hit by cyclone flooding

Heavy rainfall impacted farmers and about 75 percent of local vegetable production, said Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security. It’s...

Zambia: CTA Invests in Smart Agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), has invested over €449, 000 euros in scaling up climate smart agricultural solutions for cereals...

Climate Smart Crops: A Necessity for Future Food & Nutrition Security

Climate change is taking a severe toll on farmers, as they watch their livelihoods disappear with the onslaught of floods, droughts and rising sea...

Tanzania upholds better rice farming measures to mitigate climate change

Tanzania upholds better rice farming measures to mitigate climate change, boost food security Tanzania has started a campaign to promote new and better farming system to...

EBAFOSA’s role is supporting countries to maximizing productivity of Africa’s food...

There has been a lot of conversations around EBAFOSA (Ecosystems Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly), African Harvesters discussed with the United Nations Environment...

Zambia’s Armyworm Outbreak: Is Climate Change to Blame?

Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story...

FAO warns of growing water scarcity amid climate change, population growth

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for better water management and improved access for small farmers while Malacañang continues to find ways...

Report equips African decision-makers with new climate science

Africa's climate is one of the least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report provides reliable scientific information about the continent's changing climate, equipping...

Implementing climate smart agriculture up for discussion at COP22

The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) will join partners to discuss African agriculture at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) meeting...