Monthly Archives: January 2012

Originally posted on African Seed:
Image via Wikipedia Collaboration to facilitate the deployment of agricultural technologies to help address productivity constraints affecting smallholder farmers in Africa and raise agricultural productivity NAIROBI: 27 January 2012 – The African Union (AU) Commission and…

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Squaring the circle: Managing competing priorities in agriculture

David Kikoola and his family before him have been residents of the Ssese islands in the Ugandan part of Lake Victoria for generations. As outgoing district chairperson and successful oil palm farmer he is very interested in agricultural sustainability and … Continue reading

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Inspiration for action: Bill Gates launches his annual letter with The Global Poverty Project

The Old Theatre at the London School of Economics (LSE) fell into a hushed silence today as the lecture hall audience waited for keynote speakers Bill Gates and Professor Hans Rosling to appear. A projected live Twitter feed organised by … Continue reading

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Ghana’s good news has roots in agriculture

Ghana is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa likely to meet both the Millennium Development Goals of halving the proportion of people in poverty, and the proportion of people who are hungry, by 2015. Ghana’s development success was showcased in … Continue reading

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Targeting and Trade-offs: water management technologies for the poorest farmers

Sara Delaney We have all heard about the problem – agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is less productive than in other regions. This is in part because of the low use of irrigation, or any form of water management, for … Continue reading

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