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What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
For the past month Kenya has had torrential rainfall. This followed devastating droughts in parts of the country. The Conversation Africa’s...
Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods
Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods
Insect pests cause almost half of the crop losses...
Mali farmers plant seeds of hope
Mali farmers plant seeds of hope
In N’Gountjina, a village in the Koutiala region of eastern Mali, a group of farmers sit under a tree, their pickaxes resting on the ground.
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents...
[Video]Cape water crisis
[Video]Cape water crisis
Day Zero: Farms take a hit from the Cape water crisis.
Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it
Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it
I have a farm, which I started about a year ago. It’s not much land — about three acres, but it’s something. When the whole #BlackMonday...
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Ratings agency Moody’s recently downgraded South Africa’s top five commercial banks, along with the Industrial Development Corporation of South...
Big Food raises a big question
Big Food raises a big question
In South Africa’s food value chain, oligopolies exist in almost every link. From seed to store, just a handful of players control much of each...
South Africa’s land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers
South Africa’s land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers
South Africa’s land reform programme has suffered many failures and its beneficiaries have in many cases seen little or no improvements to their...
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
The world was once a place where a bad cut to your hand meant infection and the possibility of death, and surgical procedures that are now routine...
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families’ small, often struggling farms in the countryside. Their dream —...

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