NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Genetically modified cotton could be commercialized in Kenya as early as March 2019, the head of the country’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) said on Friday.

Considerable poverty and food insecurity in Ethiopia, combined with the overwhelming majority of Ethiopians who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, make agricultural transformation a crucial development goal for the country.

For generations, farmers planted the lush earth of Awedai and nearby areas in eastern Ethiopia with coffee trees, earning a livelihood from a crop that is now the country’s main export.

Aman Adinew, a veteran of the Ethiopian coffee industry, is facing a new challenge as he endeavors to increase the international market share of his Ethiopian specialty coffee.

Kenyan coffee has an international reputation for good quality.

The Vidhan Sabha Committee to review suicide by farmers and landless labourers will present its report in the Assembly during the Budget session scheduled later this month.

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzania is set to increase coffee production from 80,000 tonnes this year to 100,000 tonnes by 2021, an official from the country’s coffee board said Friday.

Ecological studies identifying a positive relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services motivate projections that higher plant diversity will increase services from agroecosystems. While this idea is compelling, evidence of generalizable relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem services that could be broadly applied in agricultural systems is lacking. Cover crops grown in rotation with cash crops are a realistic strategy to increase agroecosystem diversity.

The sun may be setting on a popular morning brew. According to a new report issued by the Climate Institute, global warming will underpin an estimated 50 percent drop in coffee production by 2050.

More than 120 million of the world’s poorest depend on the coffee economy, a report says, and their livelihoods are already suffering from temperature rises

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