Agriculture

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 24th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Folks, when the citizens of a country that is naturally endowed with arable land and a good rainfall pattern fail to produce food to feed themselves and others elsewhere (to earn foreign exchange as well), they deserve nothing but condemnation. And when their various governm...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2013
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Belayneh Abate I usually feel discomfort when people refer the land robbery in Africa as “Land grab”. Land grab indicates the existence of formality or legality which is not the case in the large scale African land robbery. The online dictionary defines land grabbing as buying or leasing of large pie...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2013
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(IPS) – A combination of an abundance of bamboo and eager foreign investment is making Ethiopia a frontier for the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa, according to this country’s government. “Ethiopia has the resources, the investment, a rapidly-developing manufacturing industry and a stron...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 16th, 2013
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By Chelsea Diana LONDON  – Despite Ethiopia’s heavy investment in irrigated cotton and sugarcane farming in the Awash valley, pastoralism could be just as effective a way to deal with changing climate conditions there, researchers from the Imperial College of London say in a new report. The stu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2013
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By Pankaj Kumar Selecting beneficiaries for any resilience project is always difficult. But one of the basic principles is that women, children, orphans and the elderly should be near the top of the queue. In Ethiopia, with its high population density, land shortages and rain failure, Concern Worldwi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 11th, 2012
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by Anna Brazier Winter in Harare is almost over. Walking my kids to school in the morning across frosty vleis, strewn with festering rubbish, we see the first signs of the agricultural season awakening. Litter is being raked into piles, maize stalks cleared into heaps and the dried weeds levelled to ...
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Jun 29th, 2012
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Carbon Trading and REDD+ in Mozambique: farmers ‘grow’ carbon for the benefit of polluters Via Campesina – Africa MAPUTO, 18 JUNE 2012 (VIA CAMPESINA AFRICA NEWS) –As evening falls, Albertina Francisco*, a farmer from the Nhambita community in Sofala province, Mozambique, returns home. She is t...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 31st, 2012
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Toby Leon Moorsom KINGSTON, CANADA – Over the past year, Africa has seen the decomposition of states from coast to coast. A belt of war, coups and large-scale spontaneous demonstrations has emerged across the Sahel, from Guinea-Bissau to Somalia. The situation represents a significant global se...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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INTRODUCTION: THE PRECAUTIONARY PATH Our focus in this presentation is on modern biotechnology in crops and animal species. Traditional biotechnology is as old as agriculture and quite harmless. We are not also looking at hybridisation of crops or animals. We will also not advance into any detail on ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 27th, 2012
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Food security and farming: women’s rights in rural Africa Nidhi Tandon A critical analysis of different ‘solutions’ to improve the situation for rural women in Africa within the context of an iniquitous global food system. As acknowledgement of women’s farming roles grows, so does the set of solution...