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Saving Africa’s agroecological food baskets from the agroecology movement

On Feb 9, 2021
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Saving Africa from the crazy agroecology movement: It is very wrong to use false claims about env concerns, indigenous seeds & food heritage to block an entire population from accessing technologies that can save traditional crops and increase productivity https://t.co/wxpOgjPppG
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As agroecology activism increases within the global food system, many African communities involved in agriculture and food production, as well as consumers, are getting confused. This confusion stems from antagonism between the continent’s need for a green revolution — defined as access ...

On Feb 9, 2021
@AgBioWorld shared
Saving Africa from the crazy agroecology movement: It is very wrong to use false claims about env concerns, indigenous seeds & food heritage to block an entire population from accessing technologies that can save traditional crops and increase productivity https://t.co/wxpOgjPppG
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Saving Africa’s agroecological food baskets from the agroecology movement

Saving Africa’s agroecological food baskets from the agroecology movement

As agroecology activism increases within the global food system, many African communities involved in agriculture and food production, as well as consumers, are getting confused. This ...

Kenya, Nigeria Defy the EU and Approve GMOs

Kenya, Nigeria Defy the EU and Approve GMOs

Africa’s struggle to achieve technology and trade independence is not likely to end anytime soon.

Doing more—and better—for Africa’s food system in the face of climate change

Doing more—and better—for Africa’s food system in the face of climate change

Africa’s food systems are in the throes of a climate crisis. We urgently need to adapt Africa’s agriculture and food system to climate change. And we need to act now.

5 practical steps African governments should take to keep food systems intact when the next pandemic hits

5 practical steps African governments should take to keep food systems intact when the next pandemic hits

COVID-19 has hit world economies hard, and the agricultural sector is no exception. Restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the global pandemic have

All Africa synthetic pesticide congress and the eastern Africa conference on scaling up agroecology and ecological organic trade mutually merge

All Africa synthetic pesticide congress and the eastern Africa conference on scaling up agroecology and ecological organic trade mutually merge

The “1st All Africa Synthetic Pesticide Congress” organized by the World Food Preservation CenterÒLLC merges with the Eastern Africa conference on “Scaling up Agroecology and Ecological ...

Meet the 12 finalists of the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020

Meet the 12 finalists of the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020

Generation Africa is excited to announce the Top 12 Finalists from 10 African countries who will soon compete to win the second annual US$100,000 GoGettaz ..

Etherisc to offer blockchain-based crop insurance to Kenyan farmers

Etherisc to offer blockchain-based crop insurance to Kenyan farmers

Parametric, blockchain-based crop insurance comes to Africa through the help of Chainlink, Etherisc, and ACRE Africa

How Africa’s entrepreneurs can innovate and invest to put African cuisine on the world stage

How Africa’s entrepreneurs can innovate and invest to put African cuisine on the world stage

Repositioning African food globally will not only increase the demand for food sourced from African farmers, and create jobs for Africans locally and globally

Nairobi insurance startup Pula raises Sh600m in venture funding

Nairobi insurance startup Pula raises Sh600m in venture funding

Kenyan agriculture insurance startup Pula has raised $6 million (Sh660 million) from global venture capital backers for local and regional expansion.

Nigeria’s approval of GMO crops boosts Africa’s hopes for the technology

Nigeria’s approval of GMO crops boosts Africa’s hopes for the technology

Nigeria’s decision to approve the introduction of genetically modified (GM) cowpea and cotton has boosted hopes for the technology across Africa. Farmers and other stakeholders in the ...

After Agroecology

After Agroecology

Like most smallholder farmers in Africa, she grows a mix of crops, relies on saved seeds and those purchased from local sources, and uses little by way of external inputs, such as synthetic ...