Connecting communities and advancing gender equality in The Gambia

The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa – one that is faced with growing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Over the last decade, major climate-related crises as well as disease outbreaks have left the population more vulnerable.…

TAAT opens a new frontier for Wheat in Ethiopia

Recent high-level monitoring visits to TAAT programme sites in Ethiopia show that adoption of new wheat varieties, coupled with innovative production technologies and methods, substantially increases production and commercialisation, raises farmers’ incomes and creates job opportunities for women and youth.…

Protect landscapes to protect humanity

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it jumps between animals and people, and is therefore closely connected to the lands both inhabit. Human and economic activity is eroding wild spaces, forests and other important ecosystems, bringing us closer to…

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters – new UN report

Seagrass meadows can be a powerful nature-based climate solution and help sustain communities hard-hit by stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but these important ecosystems continue to decline. The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a new report, Out of…

COVID-19 speeds up digitalization of African agricultural sector

When it became harder in Kenya for plant and animal health specialists to meet physically with farmers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides embraced digital agriculture services. And when farmers found it difficult to buy agri-products like seeds and…

Africa Day: CSOs task African leaders on health, water, agriculture, other

By Gabriel Ewepu AS African Union, AU, formerly known as Organisation of African Unity, OAU, marked 57th Africa Day on May 25, 2020, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria, Thursday, tasked African leaders on health, water, agriculture, innovative governance, discontinuation…

Africa’s most vulnerable are called to bear the brunt of a pandemic.

Securing farming communities through and after COVID-19 is a priority.   One of world’s harshest terrains for farming threatens to crumble under COVID-19.  West Africa’s farmer collectives, small businesses and other stakeholders in agriculture reveal their plight as rains approach…

Team Europe bolsters food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries

The EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries with more than US$153.50mn at a time of crisis due to COVID-19 This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance…

Organic farming driving change in sub-Saharan Africa

“Dr Benoy Berry, chairman, Contec Global, speaks to African Farming about the company’s role in transforming agricultural practices through biotechnologies” Over the next 30 years, half of the world’s population growth will happen in Africa. The implications for African states…

30 Manicure Ideas That Will Make You Mad For Matte

While you may have thought matte manicures hit their peak in 2010, the nail pros of Instagram are proving otherwise. Patterns, accents, and different nail shapes prove that this fun lacquer finish is anything but flat.

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