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B4FA Week in Review – 21 December 2016

December 21st, 2016 / B4FA.org

As 2016 draws to a close, Calestous Juma looks back on 2016 as a year when “Important wins were notched up for African agriculture” in a piece published in The Conversation, Africa, this week. He cites emerging technologies such as “precision agriculture, sensors, satellites and drones”, “communication, transportation, wholesale and …

B4FA Week in Review – 14 December 2016

December 14th, 2016 / B4FA.org

This week in B4FA’s latest blog post, our own Claudia Canales writes about the various benefits of biofortified iron-rich beans, as well as the challenges inherent in developing such a bean, including nutrient bioavailability, the hardiness, yield and flavour of the biofortified variety, not to mention distribution and the availability …

B4FA Week in Review – 7 December 2016

December 7th, 2016 / B4FA.org

On Monday, the annual African Economic Conference opened in Abuja, Nigeria, on the theme “Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth”. Organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and now in its 11th year, the conference will tackle …