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Lack of Agronomists worries grape farmers in Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Grape farmers in Mbarara are concerned that they are earning less from the crop due to the absence of an agronomist to offer expertise on the processes for growing and harvesting the crop. There are more than 200 grape farmers in Ibaare, Nyamatojo and Nyakayojo, …

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Greek wine goes back to basics to resist climate change

Thessaloniki, Greece | AFP |  Thirty-eight years after he revived his family’s small vineyard in northern Greece, Vangelis Gerovassiliou proudly gazes on his property that grows one of the country’s most popular wines. And after 45 years in the business, Gerovassiliou says that with a little local savvy, there are answers …

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Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high

Tbilisi, Georgia | AFP | Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars. Nestling between the Great Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a mild climate …

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