13
Jun

Mkandawire, Opara receive African Agriculture Research Awards

Malawi’s Richard Mkandawire and Nigeria’s Umezuruike Linus Opara have been awarded with the inaugural Research and Innovation Competence in Agriculture Awards. The two were awarded for their notable contributions to the research development and capacity building of Africa’s agriculture and food systems. The awards were given by the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA) and the African Export Import

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13
Jun

Afreximbank and FARA Announce Inaugural AFRICA Awards Winners at the 31st Afreximbank Annual Meetings (AAM2024) and the 3rd AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2024)

12 June 2024 Nassau, Bahamas African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) are pleased to announce winners of the inaugural Afreximbank-FARA Research, Innovation and Competence in Agriculture (AFRICA) Awards. These prestigious awards honour individuals, groups, or established organisations that have made outstanding contributions towards improving food and nutritional security, income generation, resilience and natural

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8
May

Addressing declining Soil Fertility in Africa amid population surge

 written by DANIEL ESSIET  fThe challenges posed by declining soil fertility present substantial issues for many African countries, including Nigeria, especially in the light of the continent’s anticipated population growth. With an estimated 2.5 billion people expected to inhabit Africa by 2050, there will be a substantial increase in food consumption, placing further strain on the continent’s already burdened agricultural

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25
Apr

CIMMYT PROMOTES FODDER PRODUCTION AMONG SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

28th February, 2024  By Vanwick  Zulu  The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) working with smallholder farmers in Southern Province is fostering the production of Crop-livestock integration and diversification trials aimed at increasing fodder production among smallholder farmers in the province.  Speaking with National Agricultural Information Services in Mazabuka district, Christian Thierfelder, who is a Principal Scientist at the

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22
Apr

Transforming food systems in Africa: The 2nd African Seed and Biotechnology Partnership Platform General Assembly

#FARA’s Institutional Capacity & Future Scenarios Cluster Lead and African Seed and Biotechnology Partnership Platform #ASBPP coordinator under the auspices of the African Union, Dr. Abdulrazak Ibrahim, is at the #AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, facilitating the 2nd #ASBPP General Assembly. The assembly holds significant weight as it aligns ongoing dialogues concerning the 2nd decade of the African Union #Agenda2063 and

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15
Apr

EU FUNDED OVER $ 10 MILLION IN AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET ACCESS FOR SADC MEMBER STATES

by Nicholas Mwambazi Agriculture plays a crucial role in the economic development and food security of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. However, the sector faces several challenges; including climate change, soil degradation, and limited access to markets, technology and information. Access to timely and accurate information is critical for enabling farmers and policymakers to make informed decisions that

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15
Apr

GOVERNMENT THUMBS UP IITA AND CGIAR RESEARCH HUB

by MERCY NAMFUKWE  In an effort to mitigate the advent effects of climate change, government in partnership with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have launched the Southern Africa Research and Administrative Hub (SARAH) and food system research delivery facilities aimed at producing state of the act research technologies.  The partnership will leverage IITA and CGIAR’s expertise in research delivery

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15
Apr

27 IN-SERVICE INAUGURAL COHORT GRADUATES FROM THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL HEALTH COLLEGE

by DOMINIC NALI   Veterinary field epidemiologists in the livestock sector are the first line of defense against animal diseases that can also affect humans. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting efforts towards the Frontline In-service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) program in Zambia.  

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15
Apr

DEFRA SUPPORTS MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL RESIDUES MONITORING PROGRAM FOR ZAMBIA

by DOMINIC NALI  DRUGS in veterinary medicine are there to control different animal diseases and if properly used, they contribute to improving the production of food of animal origin.  Food safety regulations are based on a risk analysis which is a structured and systematic process in which hazards that potentially affect public health are examined paving ways to mitigate the

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15
Apr

SNV urges strengthened collaborations in tackling climate change

Chipata, 8th April, 2024 by GLORIA SIWISHA  THE Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), has called for strengthened collaborations among stakeholders in the agriculture value chain in order to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on national food security efforts.  And the organisation has disclosed that it has reached over 25,000 smallholder farmers with climate smart agriculture technologies in five provinces

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