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African Innovators sought ahead of Africa Innovation Summit II

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS II), which will take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellences President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde), announced a call for applications  to innovators across Africa whose solutions have the potential to solve the continent’s challenges. The AIS

Green Climate Fund (GCF), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance spearhead meet in Mali

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa is taking place in Bamako  Mali from the 3rd to the 6th of April 2018. Structured dialogues have the ambition to facilitate understanding of its work among various stakeholders, majorly eligible countries and accelerate engagement of countries with the GCF. This engagement organized by the Fund and in collaboration

AIDS IS (STILL) POLITICAL

This year marks 30 years since the creation of the International AIDS Society (IAS), an important moment of reflection for our organization. We were founded in 1988 by a group of scientist-activists desperate to share information to stop the pandemic spreading around them. When the IAS was first created, there was no treatment for HIV

Nigeria declares weeds as major productivity drawback in cassava farming

Commissioners of agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have decried the weeds menace which they blamed for low yields in cassava and the main constraint limiting the competitiveness of cassava farmers in the country. To stem this menace, the commissioners signed in a communique at the 2018 Annual Review & Work Planning Meeting of the

Researchers share findings on African vegetables with Kenyan farmers

BY PATRICK AMUNAVI Kenyan and Germany researchers working under the Horticultural Innovation and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa (HORTINLEA) project have made significant achievements in generating knowledge on African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs). This knowledge covers genetic diversity and seed systems, plant nutrition and fertilizer management, water management and irrigation, pest and

New mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa launched

The fight against Armyworm in Africa has taken a new turn with the launch of a mobile application by FAO to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of fighting the worms to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its

IITA-CWMP puts smiles on farmers’ faces

Resource-poor farmers who are participating in the demonstration farms being organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-led Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have said that the project intervention is making life easier for them. According to them, the project is a “burden lifter.” They said they have “suffered over the years, seeking solutions

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