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Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Why this is...

Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are...

AGRICULTURAL INPUTS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION IN AFRICA

There is an increase in the demand for food. The global food security challenge is straightforward: by 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people....

Creating learning centres to impact agriculture: Emmanuel Derry Wanye explores farm-modeling

When Derry noticed his favourite fufu dish was off the menu at the canteen because cassava was in short supply, he realized something needed to...

Youth in agriculture: moving beyond talks to actions

Few years back, agriculture was not so much of a hot topic in the Ghanaian media. Of late, however, it seems to be at...

Annie Nyaga: I quit my job to farm watermelons, now I’m...

The following profile was first published in the Saturday Nation. After graduating from Egerton University in 2007 with a degree in biomedical science, Annie Nyaga...

Seven untapped business opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Delivered by DHL Over the past decade or so, sub-Saharan Africa’s robust economic growth has attracted investment from both foreign and local business people. But...

How Innovation is Reviving Extension Services in Kenya – WeFarm

Yuan Zhou defined agricultural extension as, “the function of providing need and demand based knowledge in agronomic techniques and skills to rural communities in...

Kenya: Meet Nakku Justine, A 25 Year Old Multi-Millionaire Farmer That...

Africa as a continent suffers from a very high level of unemployment. Notwithstanding Nakku has taken responsibility for herself in her home country of...

Strive Masiyiwa: If I started again I’d do agriculture, says telecoms...

Zimbabwean tycoon Strive Masiyiwa made his money in the mobile telecoms business, but if he were to start all over again, he would bet...

Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie

In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his...