Kenya’s reserves of corn dropped to less than a day’s worth of consumption after stocks of the staple grain were released to millers, the National Cereals and Produce Board said.

While the Government officials have put on a brave face, trying to resolve food crisis, Ministry of Agriculture bosses seem to be holding their breath as they watch the unfolding food crisis across

With Sh1,000 two months ago, one could buy 30 kilos of Irish potatoes in Nakuru town and still keep change.

Ghana’s parliament has been asked by the Agriculture Minister to declare a ‘state of emergency’ over an armyworm invasion that threatens a $133m project (560 million cedis).

Fast-rising inflation is forcing an increasing number of Kenyan families to skip meals or practice food rationing.

Scientists have called for quick, multi-institutional collaboration and co-ordinated action against the fall armyworm that has ravaged maize to avoid economic hardship for smallholders in the regio

The National Varietal Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has approved seven new hybrid maize varieties to be released onto the market for cult

South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer, hard hit by an El Nino-triggered drought last year, is considering a strategic reserve as a buffer against future shortages, its agriculture mi

Rwanda's government announced on Wednesday it had discovered fall armyworm on its crops, making it the third east African country afflicted by the plant-eating pest also recently spotted in Kenya.

Malawi has tightened its border controls to stop profiteers smuggling much-needed maize out of the country in search of higher prices.

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