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Comoros fights to save dwindling forest cover

As 63-year-old farmer Mahmoud Hamidoune shelters from the rain hammering down on the peaks of the southern tip of Anjouan island in the Comoros,...

How a 27 year-old youth became a farming millionaire

When Peter Kimani relocated from Kandara in Murang’a county to Mwea in Kirinyaga county in the year 2000, his aim was to continue with...

Kofi Annan: Farewell to Africa farmers No.1 supporter

Before his death in Geneva on Saturday, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was one of the greatest supporters of African farmers at the global...

Change policy to scale up climate-smart farming in Africa – experts

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even during the dry season, Venanzio Njiru’s farm stands out as a rare patch of lush greenery in this arid...

Costa Rica coffee farmers brew up a carbon neutral future

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climbing the steep slope by his house, Fernando Solis Arguedas examined a leaf on one of his 50-year-old trees that...

How Solar-Powered Water Pumps Offer Farmers a Way Out of Poverty

By Chris Warren Joshua Okundi’s five-acre farm is his classroom. A longtime schoolteacher who left his job to become a farmer in 2013, Okundi...

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest Number of Entries from Africa

Nesta (www.Nesta.org.uk), on behalf of Feed the Future (https://goo.gl/dsQfx6), has announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm...

Kenyan farmers turn to home-made concoctions to control Fall Army Worms

With their farms devastated by Fall Army worms, Kenyan farmers have turned to traditional concoctions that are keeping the pests at bay. In the Mt...

How Brian Omoke’s organic dream is turning true

Discontinued from the University, Brian Omoke, CEO of Think Organic Kenya took up a new challenge to feed the world with organic foods. He...

How to grow magic Rhodes grass for your livestock

Rhodes grass is a robust drought-tolerant grass with a strong root system that enables it to spread quickly to form a ground cover. This favourable...

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