ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize Recognized for helping 25 million farmers in 13 countries to improve income and food production

Nairobi, Kenya, September 8, 2021 – The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research…

Amazon and The Nature Conservancy announce launch of Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator

The initiative will focus on reforestation and regenerative agroforestry in the Amazon rainforest, removing up to 10 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions through 2050. Investment in the nature-based carbon removal solutions will help fight climate change by naturally…

Global conference explores science-based pathways towards sustainable food systems

Science, research and innovation are essential to accelerate the transformation to healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and more resilient food systems. What scientific innovations are needed and how they can inform related policies will be put on the front burner…

Burkina Faso releases its first pearl millet hybrid

High-yieldng, downy mildew-resistant and suitable for food and fodder. Developed by ICRISAT and evaluated by INERA Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of…

How GEM Technology is pushing Africa towards Self-sufficiency in Rice

The demand for good quality parboiled rice is high in parts of Africa, from east to west, north to south. As at 2015, rice consumption in countries was estimated to be approximately 26 million (MT) of which 13 million MT…

Fish Farmers in Cameroon record increased Income upon Adoption of Technologies

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh, is a fish farmer from the central region of Cameroon. He is also an animal production specialist but after 12 years of poultry, pig and rabbit farming, coupled with a loss of over 2,000 pigs to African…

“I am better off as a Farmer” …the story of a Banker turned Poultry Farmer

Due to the popular misconceptions about agriculture, many young Africans have no interest in agribusiness ventures. Upon completing their academic pursuits, young graduates usually scuttle for jobs and in many cases, remain unemployed while waiting for the ‘golden opportunity’. Whereas,…

Satelligence partners with GAR to delink palm oil production from deforestation

Utrecht, 25th February 2021 – Agritech company Satelligence has partnered with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), following a three month trial, to deliver near real-time deforestation risk monitoring of GAR’s full palm oil concessions and supply chain, covering all of Indonesia. Based…

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening…

Omvits Helps Meet the World’s Increasing Demand for Omega-3 in a Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Way

Overfishing is damaging our planet, but Omvits is on a mission to protect it and support your health with clean, sustainable and ethical algae-based Omega-3 The planet needs help now more than ever. But Omvits, the British nutrition brand, is officially…

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