Climate-smart cassava gets new use in Zambia: hand sanitiser

To deal with drier conditions brought by a shifting climate, farmer Pamela Nyirenda last year shifted to growing drought-hardy cassava, among other new water-sipping...

Thousands of litres of milk dumped in US as pandemic deepens

Various US dairy role players have asked agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, to intervene as billions of dollars in losses are expected at farm level...

Botswana beef farmers fear market losses due to Covid-19

Botswana's beef cattle producers lost their most lucrative market when the country’s border with South Africa's was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public...

UN warns of worsening locust invasion in East Africa

The UN has warned that with the arrival of the 2020 rainy season (from March to May), the number of locusts in certain African...

The new John Deere 6B Series tractors

Looking for a simple, reliable, mid-sized and cost-effective tractor? The all-new 6B Series of tractors by John Deere ticks all these boxes, and has...

African states urged not to restrict cross-border food trade

Both the World Bank Group and the African Union are urging countries not to allow COVID-19-related border closures to impede critically needed food trade...

Global COVID-19 lockdowns boost urban farming

Lockdown restrictions in many countries around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic have resulted in the growing trend of people...

Zimbabwe to import maize due to erratic harvest prospects

Due to local plantings falling short of supplying enough maize for Zimbabwe’s domestic needs President Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched an international appeal for US$2,2...

Dutch dairy is booming business: A window of opportunities for the Kenyan dairy sector

The Netherlands is traditionally known as a country with a big appetite for dairy products, including milk, butter and cheese. Nowadays, a modern and...

3M FARMERS FOR SMART AGRICULTURE

African Union Development Agency Chief Executive Officer Ibrahim Mayaki says over three million farmers in Zambia are expected to benefit from its climate smart...