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Fighting ignorance through new technology

Samuel Owiti Awino was an agricultural gambler, so to speak. Tormented by unreliable rains and the destructive Striga weed, he was ready to try any crop that came his way. “When you are sick and you don’t know what ails … Continue reading

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Women take the war over to ‘cereal’ killer

Busia is among the most fertile of Kenya’s 47 counties.  Its rich soils receive between 760mm and 2000mm of rainfall. “Most parts of the County have high potential for agriculture and promises of faster growth,” according to the Busia County … Continue reading

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The Striga witch has left

Richard Amolo takes this writer around his farm. He just ploughed it in readiness for the short rains that were expected the previous week. Yes, the rains delayed. Amolo says he is afraid they may fail altogether.  But there’s one … Continue reading

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Farmer Mumba forsees lucrative cassava production in Zambia with CAMAP

When Celestina Mumba Chanda heard that there was a new project being implemented in her locality to help cassava farmers improve their crop production she was eager to be one of the first beneficiaries.  A resident of Mansa district in … Continue reading

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Dr Kyetere highlights the power of technology in boosting food productivity at 2013 Africa Business Round table

Dr Denis T. Kyetere, the Executive Director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said that technology can boost Africa’s agricultural productivity and translate to poverty reduction. Speaking at the Africa Business Round Table during the Spring meetings of … Continue reading

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