Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president
Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president

African Development Bank Group president, Akinwumi Adesina has requested that farmers across the African continent be given agriculture technologies to optimise farming outputs and transform agricultural production.

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What's driving persistent poverty in rural Kenya

Like most of sub-Sahara African countries, Kenya has registered a decline in the poverty rate over the past decade. The absolute poverty rate declined from 46% in 2006 to 36% in 2016. But despite this impressive decline, the number of people living in poverty remains unchanged and considerably large mainly as a result of population growth which increased by 10-million or 28% over the same period.

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 10 Aug 2018

Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges
Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges

The 12th Agribusiness Africa Conference's - hosted by Caxton Magazine's Farmer's Weekly at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg recently - core message was centred around Africa agriculture investment remaining strong despite challenges that could impact commodity prices.

Farmer's Weekly editor, Denene Erasmus said they were pleased by the high number of international delegates at the conference as many of the solutions needed to grow agriculture in South Africa and the rest of Africa can only be made possible through international partnerships.

7 Aug 2018