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Innovation dynamics in the agricultural sector

Michael Carus, one of the leading European bioeconomy experts and managing director of the nova-Institut (Hürth), initiator of the new conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production”, 1-2 October 2018, Cologne, in conversation with the editorial staff You’ve hosted so many conferences, and the new one is supposed to be the most exciting? Carus: The

Involve all gender in landscape restoration

By Adlyne Wangusi Restoration of forests and landscapes must be for everyone, regardless of gender to achieve the common global target. For many years now women have been the champions for this global initiative. But at the ongoing Global Forum for Landscape Restoration 2018 in Nairobi, calls for the gender-balanced roles and implications for landscape

OCP Foundation’s agricultural caravan reaches Ethiopia

The Agricultural Caravan, supported by OCP Foundation in several sub-Saharan African countries, is now reaching Ethiopia. It is targeting four agricultural regions of the country in its pilot phase including Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and SNNP. OCP Foundation carries on its commitment to the development of sustainable and resilient agriculture in Africa. Following the launch of

New menacing Cassava pest identified in West and Central Africa

A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa! Originating from the tropical regions of the Americas the fall armyworm (FAW) adult has a remarkable capacity for long distance migration and high female fertility. Its crop-destroying caterpillars can cause serious damage to maize but also to other important crops such

Africa needs to more than double cassava production to feed herself

 Africa needs to double her cassava production to avert a major food crisis by 2050, says the Director for the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21), Dr. Claude Fauquet in Lagos. Addressing a world press conference in Lagos, Dr. Fauquet described the low root yields of cassava in Africa as unacceptable and called on

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