Crop yields in Africa will nosedive ten years from now unless we can develop varieties that can better deal with climate change.
In restaurants and supermarkets, bread wheat reigns supreme and quinoa is the superfood du jour. But plant scientists want to re-introduce ancient grains einkorn, emmer and spelt.
A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €15.7-million senior loan through its private sector window to "Compagnie Agricole de Saint-Louis du Sénégal" (CAS
In Mozambique, at least 1.5 million people are in need of help because of an El Niño-induced drought, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.
xtreme weather conditions such as long spells of drought followed by heavy rains is leading to toxicity of food, a recent report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP ) said.
Vietnam's rice paddy output will likely fall this year for the first time since 2005 following the worst drought in 90 years, but the decline will be limited as farmers expand planting in the curre
A US$113million Ghana Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale.
Researchers led by Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have identified critical information about the en
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