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4 tech trends impacting agriculture in 2019

The Head of Information and Marketing for FNB Agriculture, says agricultural technology innovation is evolving at an unprecedented pace, leaving farmers with no choice but to adapt and reinvent themselves in order to compete, grow and sustain their businesses. He says, “The agricultural industry globally

EPSAN applauds FG for banning NPK fertilizer importation

In a statement, FEPSAN President, Mr. Thomas Etuh, said the move would stop the importation of poor quality NPK fertilizer blends into the country. Etuh said that the ban would boost local capacity and protect the soil from toxic fertilizers imported into the country by

Tanzania to spend $4.3 million on oil palm farming

Majaliwa revealed this when speaking in Western Tanzania’s region of Kigoma soon after inspecting an oil palm farm of the National Service Department (JKT), Bulombora camp. The Tanzanian leader said the money would be spent in developing the crop so that its farmers are on

Call for increased economic momentum in Africa

In a statement released by the regional bank, Dr. Adesina said Africa’s partnership with other development allies such as Korea, should be more structured, adding that the continent should connect financial instruments and technologies in order to fully realize her potential. “Africa’s partnership with Korea

Growth of Uganda’s seed sector exposes major anti-GMO claims

Fears about losing “indigenous” varieties, multinational corporate takeovers of the local seed sector and farmers becoming reliant on purchased seed are some of the top propaganda claims that anti-GMO activists raise when trying to block the adoption of genetically modified crops in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa.

Working together for the sustainable mechanization of farming in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Conservation Tillage (ACT) Network today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to encourage greater access for small-scale farmers to sustainable farm mechanization, such as two-wheeled tractors and other labor-saving machines. The partnership also