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Features

As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food security for 300 million people.

News

East and Southern African countries need to formulate and implement appropriate policies to help smallholder farmers access technologies.

Blogs

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) can help identify where major crop yields are not increasing fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland, and how farmers might close those gaps.

Features

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, providing innumerable benefits to agricultural systems around the world at all levels of the value chain, but their contributions often go unrecognized.

Features

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Green manures are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to fertilizer for many farmers in southern Africa.

Features

Despite efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem, stripe and leaf rusts, the diseases will continue to thwart scientists, making ongoing funding vital, a top economist has said.

News

CIMMYT and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa host a five-day gender training workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.

Blogs

Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.

Nutrition, health and food security

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.