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IITA /AfDB launches bold plan to revolutionise agriculture in Africa

January 22nd, 2018 / The Guardian, Nigeria

International Agriculture research institute, IITA and Africa Development Bank, AfDB are set to launch a bold plan to revolutionize African agriculture as
Scientists, development specialists, agricultural experts, representatives from national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), and entrepreneurs from the private sector mainly from Africa will assemble in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria …

Cultivating Angola’s banana crop

July 3rd, 2017 / BBC

The BBC’s Taurai Maduna visits a banana plantation in Caxito in northern Angola to see how fruit farming is proving itself to be a lucrative way of diversifying the economy in the face of a slump in the country’s oil sector. Read …

Breeding silk worms: Some lessons to learn from Kenya

January 15th, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Lominda Afedraru, writes: In Africa, the demand for raw silk is huge, especially in the textile industry. but farmers have not been sensitised to adapt sericulture—the rearing of silk worms, unlike in Kenya where Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) breeds silkworms to strengthen the capacity of …