Various parts of the Zambezi region have now also been overrun by the worm infestation which has sown devastation across the northern parts, from Omusati to Kavango East, since late last year.

"The provinces most affected by plant pests are Cibitoke Bubanza and Rumunge of the Imbo high temperature region. The average agricultural production varies between 50% and 60%.

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu ordered the air force on Wednesday to join other government agencies in an emergency operation to contain the spread of pests that have invaded maize fields in many p

Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) says that about 20 million cuttings of new cassava varieties are expected to be multiplied on 1000hectares during season 2017A (started in September) and 1000hectares

The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda is a prime noctuid pest of maize on the American continents where it has remained confined despite occasional interceptions by European quarantine services in recent years. The pest has currently become a new invasive species in West and Central Africa where outbreaks were recorded for

Fears that climate change is triggering a coffee killing fungus which could wipe out plantations are unfounded, a new study suggests.

Scientists in Wales may have found a solution to the global chocolate crisis caused by a cocoa shortage.

Coffee could become extinct if global warming continues on its current trajectory, according to a report by The Climate Institute.

Climate change is already putting production and cost pressures on the supply of coffee in significant parts of the world’s ‘bean belt’ of coffee producing countries.

With the whitefly attack becoming severe in the Malwa region, a number of farmers have started uprooting their cotton crop.