Written by Adeleke Mainsara
Millions of people who suffer from Vitamin A deficiency in Africa now have hope with growing bio-fortified cassava that is rich in the essential vitamins.
Written by Isa Chuki
Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Rony Swennen, a professor at KU Leuven and head of banana breeding at IITA, is leading the project.
Written by Sophie Mbugua
Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, according to most statistics.
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