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New technology to help farmers use fertilisers, boost their yields

November 12th, 2015 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes: A study done by National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) Kawanda shows that Uganda faces severe soil nutrient depletion. This is because many farmers keep tilling the land over and over again without applying practices that maintain soil fertility. Therefore, it recommends that small holder farmers …

Zambia launches widespread sales of Vitamin A maize

August 14th, 2015 / Harvest Plus

Zambia reached a major milestone yesterday by officially launching commercial sales of vitamin A maize. It marks the first time that this orange maize variety, first introduced in select provinces three years ago, will be widely available to consumers across the country to purchase. Maize, the predominant staple food …