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Making tech available to smallholders to boost growth

Agriculture is the backbone of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy, with many countries depending on it heavily, a reason many development institutions are investing in the sector. This rhymes well with AU’s agriculture goals of shared prosperity and improved livelihoods to be attained by 2025 as stated in the Malabo Declaration on accelerated agricultural growth and transformation.

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Forum calls for key roles for women in agricultural R&D

Nairobi – African governments must place rural women farmers at the apex of agricultural research and scientific innovation to achieve sustainable development and economic growth, a conference has heard.

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Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

An online tool shows which technologies will do the most to help farmers improve yields, writes Gordon Conway, director of the Agriculture for Impact programme and professor of international development at Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

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Family farming: nourishing the world

The fight against hunger forges ahead around the world, but with about 805 million people who still do not have enough to eat, a lot more still needs to be done, says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

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Measuring how climate change affects Africa’s food security

Nairobi – The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report shows climate change will heavily impact Africa’s food security, but experts disagree on the exact consequences.

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Becoming a top female fisheries researcher in Kenya

Oct10

As part of SciDev’s Africa’s PhD renaissance series, scientist Nina Wambiji talks about how the support she has received from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) has helped her become a leading researcher in her field. She was granted a fellowship at AWARD after obtaining a PhD in Japan for her research on rabbitfish.

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