Researchers decode the genetic make-up of a pest that destroys cassava and other crops.
A mathematical model predicts that five or more consecutive dry days could reduce maize yields.
Invasive alien plants and animals are threatening fishing, water supplies in Africa.
Planting flowering plants around farms increase maize yields by 53 per cent, study says.
Africa’s young agri-entrepreneurs are invigorating agriculture with innovative initiatives, writes Laura Owings.
We need to ensure that Africa’s future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well, argues Sylvia Ng’eno
Rainfall is not the main driver of the onset of vegetation growth in Africa, a study says.
Researchers look at how to make fertilisers affordable for all farmers, while mitigating the environmental risks.
Harmonisation of seed policies in Africa should be accelerated to help transform agriculture
Innovative technologies should be scale up in a policy-friendly environment to help transform African agriculture.
Interventions such as resistant maize varieties have led to success against maize lethal necrosis in Africa.
Smallholder farms make up 40 per cent of global agricultural area, almost twice previous estimates, says a study.
Children who live in good housing have better health outcomes than those whose parents keep animals at home.
More agricultural production is not a blueprint for wellbeing and protecting the environment, a study suggests.
Africa Science Focus
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