The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Agrinatura GA meeting 2017

26-28 April 2017. Uppsala. Sweden. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and AGRINATURA team organised the AGRINATURA Annual General Assembly Meetings and workshop on“Mutual prosperity why North and South need each other”. Agrinatura brings its collective resources to work in partnership with international collaborators. It seeks to nurture scientific excellence through joint research, educational […]

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Microbes, New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests in Africa

10 April 2017. BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe,  (IPS) – Microscopic soil organisms could be an environmentally friendly way to control crop pests and diseases and even protect agriculture against the impacts of climate change. Researchers at Auburn University have worked on beneficial soil bacteria/microbes, specifically plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). The soil dwelling bacteria that colonize plant roots […]

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2017 round of Gender in Agribusiness Investments in Africa (GAIA) competition

3-5 April 2017. ACCRA, Ghana. With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) project, through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative launched its 2017 round of Gender in Agribusiness Investments in Africa (GAIA) competition. The competition entailed a rigorous selection process that saw […]

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The Potential of Biotechnology to Address Food Security in Africa

6 April 2017. Washington. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a live webcast discussing the future of African food security. Following the presentation, the Director of the CSIS Global Food Security Project, Kimberly Flowers, moderated a panel discussion between Ambassador Patricia Haslach of the U.S. Department of State, Modesta Nnedinso Abugu of the […]

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The Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Expanding Business Opportunities for African Youth in Agricultural Value Chains

Fish processor explaining benefits of CultIAF technologies 12 April 2017.  Ivy Nyambe Inonge, 35, is the treasurer of Mbeta Island Integrated Fish Farm in Senanga district. Her group won the first prize in Zambia under the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Expanding Business Opportunities for African Youth in Agricultural Value Chains in Southern Africa. She is excited at […]

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Irish agri firms to move into African market

16 April 2017. In November 2017 IrishFarm will be taking a group of Irish farm equipment and agtech specialists on a market study tour to South Africa, providing an ideal opportunity to get a feel for the market, meet potential partners and showcase their products. South Africa is the largest animal-feed producer on the continent, […]

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