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Technology and Africa’s transformation

Toyin Falola It is becoming more evident that technology could help in organising the activities of the society. When we look at our neighbours in near and far countries, we would see the level of development they have arrived at through the impact of technology.


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Postharvest losses: Curse to African farming

Adopting cost-effective technologies could help smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa tackle postharvest losses and increase their income, a report says. According to the FAO, postharvest losses reduce the income of the continent’s farmers and value chain actors that depend on farmers by about 15 percent. The report by the International

Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture

It is galling that a continent with 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, that spends US$35 billion every year importing food, is still home to the world’s hungriest, most malnourished population. And although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost productivity

Unraveling power-play in land use planning

So what happens when multiple players are vying for land and its various uses, while continuously contesting the overlapping boundaries? Land use planning as a technical tool: a realistic approach? Land use planning at the national level in Lao PDR is meant to be a

Harvest Spotlight: Maize

Maize is a valuable commodity that is geographically dispersed across Nigeria and suitable for most Nigerians. It is perhaps the most common staple food in developing countries, providing food for 900 million people earning less than US $2 per day. Economics The world-wide consumption of

poverty and agriculture

Exploring agriculture’s key role in reducing poverty

The two researchers, along with Robert Bertram, chief scientist at the USAID Bureau for Food Security and Ian Walker, manager of the World Bank Jobs Group, discussed agricultural development and its impact on job quality and the livelihoods of the poor at an IFPRI policy