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Rwanda: Agricultural show focuses on technologies

The National Agricultural Show opened yesterday at Mulindi grounds in Gasabo District with focus on showcasing various agricultural technologies meant to fight effects of...

Nigeria: AfDB to deploy $20b to agric till 2017 to fight...

The African Development Bank plans to deploy $1.1 billion with approval of its board to address drought-related crisis and ensure that “drought does not...

Namibia: Warmbad Farmers Risk Losing Livestock to Drought

Almost 19,000 animals are on the brink of starvation at Warmbad and surrounding farms, according to Karasburg East Constituency Councillor Dennis Coetzee. Coetzee revealed this...

AfDB aims for self-sufficiency in food production in Africa

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, says his outfit has achieved major milestones in this year alone but a lot more...

Kenya: Mr President and Kenyans on the donations from the ‘desert...

It's not news that Kenya is facing serious drought and the President requested for help from the international communities. On Friday 3rd of March, President...

Kenya Appeals for International Aid as Drought Threatens Mass Famine

Kenya's government has declared the drought gripping the country a national disaster and appealed for international aid. With up to half the country affected by...

South Africa tops new Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index – Africa

South Africa ranks highest in the first Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index–  Africa (HANCI-Africa) launched today. Produced by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)...

Kenya signs Sh11 billion deals with EU to fund growth plans

Kenya signed finance agreements with the European Union worth Sh11 billion on the sidelines of the ongoing African Caribbean Pacific and EU (ACP-EU) parliamentary...

Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops

ZIMBABWE Under the scorching Zimbabwean sun, cattle seek shade among stunted thorn bushes in the drought-prone district of Zaka, where crops wither due to...

Severe Southern African drought to worsen: UN

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE: The impact of the most severe drought to hit Southern Africa in 35 years is expected to worsen in the coming months,...