Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA), an independent not-for-profit initiative with no commercial interests, works to provide balanced, scientifically-based information on best practice, innovation and entrepreneurship to enable African farmers to unlock the continent’s agricultural potential.
B4FA aims to engage with policy makers, decision takers, scientists, journalists, educators, extension workers and students to spread accurate, balanced information on the best sustainable solutions to improve food security and productivity in Africa, particularly for smallholder farmers and farming organisations.
New on B4FA.org:
Blog: Brachiaria, the homecoming of African pasture grasses, Brachiaria grasses, which originated primarily from natural grasslands in Africa, do not look particularly remarkable. Yet these forage species for feeding farm animals are the most widely used in the tropics. Because Brachiaria is adapted to acidic, low-fertility soils and is much more nutritious than the native forage species, the productivity of grazing animals is increased between 5-10 times, which effectively means more meat and milk.