Pathways to wheat self-sufficiency in Africa

A growing urban population and dietary changes increased wheat import bills in Africa to 9% per year. Though wheat production in the continent has been increasing over the past decades, to varying degrees depending on regions, this has not been commensurate with the...

Limagrain: Aiding African farmers, seed by seed

Three leading seed companies are changing the trajectory for smallholder farmers in parts of Africa and South Africa. Their goal is simple, to provide farmers with the best genetics so that they can be as successful and sustainably profitable as possible in growing...

Climate change causes a run on banks, for crop genes (commentary)

While the impacts of climate change are putting pressure on agriculture, they are also making the conservation of the world’s most important crops more challenging.Even industrialized nations like Portugal, Spain and Italy–as well as research institutes and...