Agroforestry: a primer

Design and management principles for people and the environment Conventional agriculture is very productive. But high productivity comes at a cost: soil that is depleted or eroded, watercourses that are polluted or drying up, and a food system that produces 20–40% of...

Empowering rural women

When women are economically and socially empowered, they become a potent force for change. • In rural areas of Uganda and other developing world, women play a key role in runninghouseholds and make major contributions to agricultural production. But the inequalities...

FNS2022: Commencement of Event Secretariat activities

• The 2022 Feed Nigeria Summit, themed: “Nigeria: Riding the Global AgDownturn” is scheduled to hold on 12th and 13th December 2022 at Nigerian Airforce Conference (NAF) Centre, Abuja, Nigeria. • The event which has been hosted annually since 2017, by AgroNigeria,...

‘Zambia misses CAADP Malabo Benchmarks’

Zambia risks failing to grow its agriculture sector and attain sustained food productivity and fight hunger for its 18+ population because of low budget allocation in recent years, contrasting the African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) benchmarks, an...

Smart Agriculture: Key Considerations Before Introducing IoT Devices

As observed in the previous article, the use of Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture is magnificent. It increases farm performance and efficiency which in turn boosts farmer productivity. However, the application of IoT in agriculture is not an easy task as there...