IITA presents cross-cutting innovations at Malawi agriculture fair

“I particularly came to seek more information on how to venture into soybean farming, for I did not get much from my maize harvest this year. Please walk me through,” said Faith Gwiramwendo, a veteran maize farmer based in Blantyre. However, with the effects of...

South Africa has a favourable summer and winter crop season

This past week South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee reminded us that we have a good summer and winter crop season. If we start with the summer crops, with the sixth summer crop production estimates for the 2022/23 season out, one can take these data with confidence...

A love of the land

Thokozile Maphisa has imagined herself as a commercial farmer, feeding the nation and creating jobs, since she was just a child. With the establishment of Ikusasalethu Agricultural Project, she’s closer than ever to achieving that goal. Thokozile’s deep-seated love of...

Rwanda to invest $16 million to boost fish farming

The government of Rwanda is set to commit over $16 million towards implementing a five-year project to boost fish farming in the country. The East African nation’s demand for fish is estimated to reach 112,000 tons by 2024 yet the country has not even produced half of...