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Africa farmers want end to AGRA funding

Critics say AGRA has been unable to provide evidence of its positive impacts SPECIAL FEATURE | SETHI NCUBE | Africa’s largest food producer networks and their allies demand a decisive shift away from imported fossil-fuel-based fertilisers and chemicals and towards self-sufficient, ecological farming that revitalises soil and protects ecosystems. Farmers …

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Africa’s second plant breeding conference kicks off in Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists, entrepreneurs, institutional leaders and students from Africa and beyond are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda and online for the second continental African Plant Breeders Association Conference (APBAConf2021). The week’s long conference is expected to end on Oct.29. Guided by the theme, “Accelerating Genetic Gains in …

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Ugandan farmers set to benefit from Dutch funded ICT project

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge |  A total of 250, 000 smallholder farmers have been digitally profiled by a development organisation – The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) – in a bid to support their use of information communication technology tools to trade. The profiling was done under …

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