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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

1 day ago

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

2 days ago

Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education...

By Howard Blight 3 days ago

Amid drought and conflict, women try new livestock - bees

As climate change worsens drought and erratic rainfall, competition for water and grazing is growing, stoking rivalry and theft between livestock herders. But an unusual kind of livestock is helping: bees...

By Moraa Obiria 11 Aug 2017

What camera traps tell us about elephants eating crops

The use of food crops by elephants threatens the livelihoods, food security and well-being of rural communities. Elephant forays into farmland sometimes results in...

By Josephine B. Smit 10 Aug 2017

AfDB to invest $24 billion in agriculture in Africa - Adesina

The AFDB president said the bank was committed to turning agriculture into a business across Africa and to ensure that the continent fed itself within the next 10 years...

27 Jul 2017

Organic farming gains popularity

In Tanzania, like any other country in the world, the push for producing products through organic systems is increasing day after day...

By Constantine Akitanda 24 Jul 2017

Elanco receives $2.86m grant to address food insecurity in East Africa

Elanco Animal Health has received a $2.86m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions in order to address food insecurity in East African countries...

25 May 2017

AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employment

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

Partnership as a panacea for enduring woes in agriculture

It is in the interest of agribusinesses to utilise development organisations as an effective channel to establish trust and create successful relationships with rural farmers....

By Justice Novati Rutenge 18 May 2017

Study reveals the gender gap in Tanzania, Uganda climate policies

Overlooking gender issues in agriculture also comes at a high cost for the economies. A recent study by the World Bank concluded that closing the gender gap in agriculture would increase Tanzania's GDP...

By Mariola Acosta Francés, Edidah Lubega Ampaire, Lau 16 May 2017

Study reveals the gender gap in Tanzania, Uganda climate policies

Climate change is negatively affecting many regions of the world. The impact is more pronounced in regions with limited economic resources...

By Mariola Acosta Francés, Edidah Lubega Ampaire and 16 May 2017

Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC on the list of sensitive products, paving the way to increase the import duty levied on them...

By Christabel Ligami 16 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body...

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels...

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

Food prices approaching record highs in East Africa due to drought

The continued drought throughout East Africa has had a significant impact on maize harvests and pushed the prices of staple foods and cereals to very high levels, burdening households and posing special risks for pastoralists...

15 Feb 2017

Invisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference

Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it?

By Phil Woodhouse 25 Jan 2017

Horticulture value chain needs to be promoted to become a major contributor

The horticulture value chain in Tanzania has a number of opportunities that ranges from manufacturers, processors input dealers, packaging industry, and exporters. It is a sector that needs to be promoted...

19 Jan 2017

2KUZE paving the way to a cashless agricultural sector

Mastercard has launched a digital platform which connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers, and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE will enable farmers to buy, sell, and receive payments for agricultural goods using their feature phones...

18 Jan 2017

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