Agriculture articles

African Agriculture improves, AGRA Report reveals

A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that made the biggest investments rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance, according to a new report released today by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in

Water management is key to helping farming communities

Experts all over the world are working to find sustainable solutions to the most pressing water challenges facing the world today. Water is a constant challenge in crop production and managing water supplies sustainably can make a huge difference to farming communities at a local level. International development charity Farm Africa has been assisting farmers

Chickens give farmers new hope when the rains fail

For the two thirds of people in Kenya who rely on the food they grow and animals they keep, frequent droughts can leave many struggling to produce enough to feed their families. In recent years Kenya’s Kitui County has suffered from significant variations in climate, with serious impacts on rain-fed agricultural production and food security

Climate change behind pastoralists, farmers’ clashes

Climate change is responsible for the clashes that have being witnessed in the Tana Delta in Kenya, more clashes are expected, analysts say. The agricultural land, according to studies been conducted by the University of Nairobi, has been drying up and becoming less arable for agriculture. Most of the less arable land is being used

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