Government has come to the rescue of farmers in Manicaland by providing pesticides to control the outbreak of the African armyworm which has so far damaged four hectares of maize.
Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.
Corruption, just like climate change and crop pests, is a major threat to Africa's dream of kicking out hunger by 2030.
From an app to diagnose disease on Zambian farms to Tinder-style matchmaking for Senegalese land owners and young farmers, young coders have been finding solutions to hunger in the first Africa-wid
A caterpillar native to the Americas that has devastated crops across Africa has made its way to Asia, scientists in India said Thursday, warning of a threat to food security.
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Pennsylvania State University have joined forces to develop and launch an innovative, talking app - Nuru - to help African farmers recognis
NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The outbreak and continued spread of fall armyworm (FAW) in Kenya is threatening food security, a Kenyan official disclosed on Wednesday.
In Tanzania's eastern district of Kilosa, pests have destroyed nearby 17,000 hectares of food and cash crops. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
Pressure is on the Kenyan government to embrace genetically modified seeds engineering to ward off threats presented by the invasion of pesticide-resistant pests and diseases.
A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa!
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