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The New Tools in Agriculture

15th May 2019

Agriculture has New Farming Tools   Farming is one of the oldest occupations in the world and has continued on with the same tools up until recently. The Green Revolution that was initiated in the the 1950s in the developed world led to increase in agricultural production. The Green Revolution brought with it new crop […]

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Youth and Women can Boost Agriculture in Africa

9th May 2019

Women power Women give higher importance to feeding their families and educating their childrenthan men do. Women are also more pragmatic. For example, while men may dream of owning a cow, women will get on with the business of raising sheep, goats or poultry and providing good nutrition for their families and boosting their family income. “Women lead half of […]

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Forests can be the faster solution to climate change

23rd April 2019

“This is a significant step forward, showing that forests can be a central part of the solution to climate change,” says the head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, Mario Boccucci. “We have an unprecedented opportunity: political will, know-how, finance. Now we need to build on progress and scale up rapidly in the coming years.” UN Environment […]

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Cold rooms to eliminate food waste

29th March 2019

ColdHubs is producing cold rooms and selling them to smallholder farmers, retailers and wholesalers to store and preserve fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable foods, extending their shelf life from two days to 21.

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Climate-Smart Strategies are Within Reach

27th March 2019

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 12 2018 (IPS) – Until the United Nations climate talks in Bonn last year, no clear plan to include agriculture in climate negotiations existed. This was troubling, considering agriculture contributes 19-29% of global greenhouse gases, and changing temperatures are making it harder to farm. This is having an increasingly prominent effect on […]

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Use Historical Data to Predict Drought in Africa

23rd March 2019

The scorching heat of Kenya’s south coast is causing nightmares to many farmers. Just two months ago, after the rains arrived, Kenya’s south coast was lush with green scenery. The maize fields were thriving and the tomatoes and bell peppers were flourishing. Farmers were happy and looking forward to a bumper harvest. Today, however, the green […]

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Climate Change is a Reality

23rd March 2019

Experts use many numbers when talking about climate change. However, rising temperatures, the resulting crop failure and consequent loss of livelihoods and destitution of millions of households are this year’s most important and urgent developments for millions of smallholder farmers across African agro-ecological landscapes. To illustrate the unfolding crisis, let us consider the case of Malawi, one of the […]

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