Written by Adeleke Mainasara
Researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) have trained seed production specialists/managers and technicians of private seed companies on how to produce and market seeds of improved crop varieties. This is part of efforts to boost farmers’ yields through availability and use of quality seeds, thanks to funds from the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Written by Joseph Cheki Abuje
Agricultural experts including FAO and research institutions have warned that unless partners in the agricultural sector join forces to address the effects of climate change and growing scarcity of natural resources, there would be a global catastrophe that will hit children and pregnant mothers hard.
Written by Kevin Wafula
Although Kenya’s rain-fed agriculture contributes more than one-quarter of the GDP, recent frequent droughts have left millions without access to adequate food and slowed the nation’s economic growth by an annual average of 2.8 percent between 2008 and 2011.
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